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THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. No. 2. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. NOVEMBER, 1885, KNOWLES' INDUSTRIAL BUILDING. This number of the Bulletin is sent to our friends to tell them of our progress and of our present needs. It is sent also to many others whom we hope to count among our friends and helpers hereafter. -Remittances should be made payable to the Treasurer, who will receipt for the same. Thos. N. Chase, Acting Pres't. H. Bumstead, Treasurer. ODDS AND ENDS. With the discipline of sorrow, the sense of increased responsibility, the inspiration of a noble life taken from among us, the renewed consecration of our best powers, we have begun the new school year. The reports of last summer's work in teaching, given by students since their return, have been full of jnterest and not without encouragement. Here are some of the things reported, each from a different pupil: "I taught near the home of Dr. Atticus G. Haygood. The influence of that noble man is felt all through that section." "A white teacher visited my school and asked me to visit his." "A white teacher of an academy visited my school with his white scholars, invited me to his school, treated me with great courtesy, and at the closing exercises of his term gave me a place upon the platform with many prominent white men." [This is from a pure Negro, a modest, earnest, exemplary Christian boy.] "When I reached my field and the -----ist minister found that I did not belong to either of the deacon, who had charge of the school house, that he would turn him out of the church it he let me teach in it. So, my friends and I went to the woods, felled trees, toted logs on our shoulders, and in less than a week had an undenominational log school house." [This hoy will enter the Freshman college class next year.] "I was proud to measure arms as well as brains with Southern white men this summer, and proud to be one of the first to go out and show what we had learned in our school of carpentering here. Few knew of our fine facilities for manual training, and I think I did better teaching this summer than ever before." [This boy and a classmate, who worked with him, are classi. cal students.] "I was a Pullman car porter, which is a respectable narne for a traveling boot-black. I ran between Chicago and Omaha. I made up berths, blacked boots, dusted coats, picked up "quarters" and studied human nature." [This boy, a Senior in college, took this quicker method of raising money to pay several debts, one of them due to the school, and succeeded.] "I taught the girls in my school something of cooking and sewing." [This is from a girl in the Senior college class. Those who fear that the higher education given in Atlanta University "educates away from labor," would do well to read the four preceding statements. Students of Atlanta University havre occasionally seen President Ware shovel dirt, dig post holes, pile lumber, pitch hay, put up stoves, and preserve fruit. The higher education which he received in Yale College had not educated him away from labor when labor seemed proper. Yet he found his brains better instruments of usefulness than his hands, and, with this personal experience, he did not fear that the foundations of society would be shattered if a few hundred out of seven million colored people should be taught Latin and Greek. A colored physician in Montgomery, Ala., is reported to have a practice worth $8,000 a year. Pupils who have had thorough training in Atlanta University are not easily spoiled by being sent to the North and East to complete their education. Still, we shall try to keep them here when adequate professional departments are established. A former student in Atlanta University is professor of' Greek in an Ohio college. A graduate of Fisk University has held a mathematical professorship at a higher salary than the president of his Alma Mater receives. Two colored dentists in Atlanta 'are supporting their families in comfort and giving their children a good education with the income from their profession. Two graduates of Atlanta University are studying theology in Hartford Seminary, one of them preparing to go to Africa. Another graduate, who took the full course at Andover Seminary, has been doing five years' faithful work as pastor and teacher, aud raising a family of children, in a needy Georgia town, on less than a good carpenter's wages. We gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to the following firms. all of whom gave liberal discounts on the articles named, while some of them donated outright : Wood-working tools, from Stanley Rule and Level Co. New Britain, Conn., Beck & Gregg, Atlanta, Ga., and Millers Falls Co., Millers Falls, Mass.; Forge, from Buffalo Forge Co., Buffalo, N. Y.; Engine, from Fitchburg Steam Engine Co., Fitchburg. Mass.; Boiler, fram Whittier Machine Co., Boston, Mass.; Lathes and Shafting, from Henry Blake and Son, Peppered, Mass.; Belting, from Groton and Khight Manufacturing Co., Worcester, Mass.; Circular Saws, from Simond. Manufacturing Co., Fitchburg, Mass.; Saw Arbors, from C. S. Tolman, .Fitchburg, Mass.; Turning tools, from Buck Bros, Millbury, Mass.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1885 no. 2|
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|Description||The bulletin of the Atlanta University was a publication sent to fauclty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is November, 1885 no. 2.|
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