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NUMBER 36. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. APRIL 1892. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 600 students in College, Normal College preparatory, Grammar, and Primary de partments, under 29 officers and, teachers. Trains teachers and leaders of their race from among the sons and daughters of the Freedmen of the South. Gives industrial training in wood-work, iron work, mechanical drawing, printing, farming, cooking, sewing, dressmaking, millinery, and laundry-work. Has sent out 225 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all of whom, together with hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding states. Owns four large brick buildings, on sixty acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 7000 vols., apparatus and other equipment — all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. Having no endowment (except about $27,000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $20,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $500,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Annual scholarships of $40 each are asked for to provide for the tuition of one student for one year. Subscriptions of $100 and upwards are solicited for general current expenses. Legacies for endowment or for current expenses are greatly desired. Remittances of donations or inquiries for further information may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D. Atlanta, Ga. MARCH WEATHER REPORT. The mean barometer, reduced to sea level, was 30.100 ; the highest, 30.357 on the 22nd the lowest, 29.525 on the 8th. The mean temperature was 48.0 ; the highest, 77 on the 31th ;the lowest, 17 on the 19th. The greatest daily range was 35 degrees on the 3rd ; the least daily range was 5 degrees on the 25th. The total precipitation for the month was 5.71 inches, and there were 12 days on which rain fell. There were 15 cloudless days, 6 partly cloudy, and 10 cloudy days. The prevailing direction of the wind was from the West. THE AMERICAN SPHINX. Behold in this calm face The modern Sphinx, with such a thoughtful mien As bids us pause, when like a Frankenstein A nation dares create another race. No longer here the crude And unformed features of a savage face; But in those pleading eyes a kindred race Asks for the highway out of servitude. Like as the Amazon With mighty currents marks the ocean's hue Until her leagues of tide blend with the blue, So do these patient millions still press on. Such at the cradle-side Have crooned as foster-mothers, sung and wept, Across the chamber doors of pain have slept, And for their sisters pale have gladly died. Two hundred weary years Of burden-bearing in a shadowed path, And yet no hand is raised in cruel wrath, And all their wrongs evoke as yet but tears. Study the problem well, For in this Sphinx a message somewhere lies ; A nation's glory or its shame may rise From out the reading what these features tell. A. T. Worden (in Judge). SENATOR HOAR AT HAMPTON. Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, has lately visited Hampton Institute and made an address to the students of which the following is a part : One thing I will say to you — a thing which the elders among you will learn to believe if it sounds strange to you to-day. The one great opportunity in this country and in this age, is the opportunity which the educated young colored man of ability and personal worth has opening to him. I don't speak of the opportunity to get riches, I don't speak of the opportunity to get rank or power, but 1 speak of the opportunity to become, in his own way and place, a great benefactor of mankind. The great benefactors of the world, whose names are revered, whose lives are studied and written, are the men and women who have been leaders of their people from degradation or oppression up to civilization, civil equality, and personal rights. The great masters of human progress, leaders in the battle of freedom— whether Catholic priests, Luther, Garrison, Washington or others, — are not men who have lived for power, affluence, or rank. Before the colored youth of to-day is this great opportunity to aid in raising millions of his people from a condition just above that of slavery into a condition of great happiness and prosperity, and free American citizenship. The obstacles in his path are considerable, but nothing like those which those who went before him had to encounter. The lions' den, the fiery furnace, the burning stake, and the whip of the slave master, are all gone by, and you have to encounter only a little prejudice, a little mobbing at election time, and a little cheating on election day; and you are able to overcome the prejudice against your race simply by the weapon of your individual and personal worth. Every honest man who is doing his fair share of the work of the world, living in purity and uprightness the life of a true American citizen,'Counts One, and the aggregate of such persons will count enough to accomplish that which we all have at heart. In his preface to the " History of the Constitution of the United States," George Bancroft gives an account of an interview with President Madison, in 1836, a few weeks only before his death. He reports Madison as follows : " To the question whether the Negro was in natural capacity equal to the white man, he said he could not give an answer: he himself was old enough to have seen imported Africans just after their arrival, and during the generations of his period of observation their transformation from an almost brutal condition had been so great that he could not set a limit to their further improvement."
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1892 no. 36|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is April 1892, no. 36.|
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