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No. 18. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. APRIL, 1890. THE BULLETIN OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY Issued monthly during term time from the University printing office. Entered at the Atlanta, Ga., post office as second class mail matter. Subscriptions at 25 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has 650 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-work-ing, iron-working, farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and nursing, under the care of 28 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanta, the land, buildings, and outfit valued at a quarter of a million dollars; with 200 graduates from College and Normal courses nearly all of whom, together with many hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surround- Having practically no endowment, the Institution requires at least $18,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $250,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Remittances of checks or money orders, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D. D., Atlanta, Ga., TRUSTEES OF ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. FOR ONE YEAR. Rev. Wm. J. White,.......................Augusta, Ga. Rev. Jas. W. Cooper, D. D.,......New Britain; Ct. Rev. Dana Sherrill, A. M.,..............Marshall. Ill. Rev. A. P. Beard, D. D............New York, N. Y. FOR TWO YEARS. Rev. C. L. Woodworth, D. D., ...Watertown, Mass. Rev. Joseph E. Smith, ........Chattanooga, Tenn. Rev. Stanley E. Lathrop,...........Sherwood, Tenn. Rev. Lewellyn Pratt, D, D.,.............Norwich, Ct. FOR THREE YEARS. Rev. Horace Bumstead, D. D............Atlanta, Ga. Richard R. Wright, A.M.,............Augusta. Ga. Rev. M. E. Strieby, D. D.........New York N. Y Rev. Edgar J. B...............Selma, Ala. 'S. Rev ......Hartford, Ct. Rev ......Atlanta, Ga. ..............................................................Denver, Col. ..............................................................Oberlin, O The Springfield (Mass.) Republican in a review of Dr. Henry M. Field's recent book of travels in the South, "Bright Skies and Dark Shadows" says : "The brightest light on the Southern horizon the author sees in the education of the colored race. It is a significant fact that so many men, after going over the various phases of this question, come around finally to one solution. They say, as Dr. Field says, Educate the Negro." It is in this line that Atlanta University has been quietly working for twenty years, and now that the country is awaking to the magnitude of the problem the University appeals confidently for the support of, those who are interested in its solution. The most effectual way to elevate the Negro, to secure him the enjoyment of his rights, to preserve republican institutions at the South and to do away with the constant menace to public peace presented by social friction is to help those agencies which bring education within his reach. "What more fitting and powerful one than Atlanta University with its 650 students, its influential situation, its noble record, its present prestige and the wide reach of its influence through the many teachers it sends out ? To the lover of his country and of his kind Atlanta University offers the most abundant opportunity to serve both with a service as useful and yielding as large return as heart could desire. * * It looks as though the Protestant Episcopal Church were going to take the back track in South Carolina-in the matter of admitting colored delegates to the diocesans convention. The Charleston News and Courier says, in advocating such a course: "The question is a question of color, of race. To keep the Negro out of the diocesan convention is not to exclude him from the church or from the fullest participation in the spiritual benefits of the Christian religion. It is simply claimed that he shall have a separate establishment." This movement is merely symptomatic of a general consolidation of Southern sentiment and purpose with regard to the Negro. One of the discouraging features of the sentiment is that Christianity is not powerful enough to act as a solvent of it—at least that local form of Christianity which is professed in the region where the sentiment prevails. Churches, Christian Associations, Christian Temperance Unions and the like, while willing that the colored race should have all the "spiritual benefits" which they possess, are quite determined that they shall be kept strictly to a separate organization in which to enjoy them—a kind of a "Jim Crow" car which may be attached to the train on the Celestial Railway There----------- honor- able exception, the Roman Catholic church which in this respect does not discredit its claim to be apostolic. ------------•------------ "O. P. J." The following letter will explain the meaning of these cabalistic characters: To the Treasurer of Atlanta University: Pear Sir—The enclosed draft on New York for $25 for your Institution, is from the----Congregational Church, this city. This sum, with others, was dropped into our collection box last Sunday, with a note without signature stating that it was the balance of an "O. P. J." account, and requesting it forwarded to you. Please acknowledge and oblige, Yours truly, Treasurer P. S. The donor probably has an account on his books with "O. P. J." (Old Patriarch Jacob) where he credits the tenth of his property, and draws upon it whenever he has occasion for a benevolent disbursement. We are sure the Patriarch Jacob would forgive the liberty taken with his name in consideration of the compliment paid him in taking him for an example of liberality. May the tribe of "O. P. Js." increase, and cause the father and founder of the order, though dead, to speak through it to widely and wider circles of the grateful offering which, men owe to God for his protection and blessing!
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1890 no. 18|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is April, 1890 no. 18.|
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