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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 50 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. Advertisements $1 an inch for first insertion, 50 cents each subsequent insertion. Atlanta University, Has 600 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-working, 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 surrounding Stales. Having practical!;/ 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 0F ATLANTA UNIVERSITY FOR ONE YEAR. 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. FOB TWO 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. Penney, A.M.............Selma, Ala. FOR THREE YEARS. Rev. Joseph H. Twichell...............Hartford, Ct. Rev. Cyrus W Francis. A. M.,---------Atlanta, Ga. Thomas N. Chase, A. M.................Denver, Col. Rev. James Brand D. D.,..................Oberlin, O FOR FOUR YEARS. Rev A. H. Bradford, D. D..........Montclair, N. J. Rev. A. F. Beard. D. D............New York, N. Y. Rev Jas. W. Cooper, D. D.,......New Britain, Ct Rev. L. B. Maxwell......................Savannah, Ga. OUR FINANCIAL OUTLOOK. Up to the present time the donations and pledges of our friends for the work of the current year have exceeded those of any previous year at a corresponding date. The payments of our students have also shown a gratifying increase, owing both to increased numbers and to increased rates of board and tuition. So far forth, the outlook is very encouraging. On the other hand increased numbers of students have necessarily increased expenses. But, more serious than this, is the bill of some $3,000 for street improvements that will have to be met this year. It seems clear that we shall need $20,000 in all to meet the expenses of the current year, to say nothing of the floating debt of $6,700 which ought to be provided for. Besides the total of donations reported in this number of the Bulletin, enough pledges have been made to make between ten and eleven thousand dollars in all. This leaves over $9,000 to be raised before June 30th, when our financial year closes, if we are to escape an increase of our debt at that time. We earnestly hope that all of our former donors who have not contributed this year will renew their donations as early as possible, or will send us word that they are hoping to do so before July, if they think they can make a gift before that time. While gifts of $100 and upwards are specially desired, we also wish to increase the number of our $40 scholarships, that amount covering the cost of the tuition of one student for a year, over and above tuition fees paid. Smaller sums are also always welcomed, and no one who can send ten dollars, five dollars, or less, need fear that his gift will not be appreciated. AN ILL CONSIDERED POSITION. One or two papers have lately opposed appeals to Northern benevolence on behalf of institutions for the higher education of the Negro race on the ground that colored people are abundantly able to establish and support such institutions for themselves, and that it is against public policy to extend to them any special form of favor which is not extended to the white race. The fact is apparently overlooked that all institutions of higher learning which are not supported by public funds are created and sustained by private benevolence. Students whether white or black, and their immediate friends, could never establish and support such institutions themselves. I And in the case of the colored people especially, it is cruel mockery of aspiring yonng men and women, who are saving what they may of their scant earnings of $15 or $20 a month for teaching or of 50 Cents a day in the cotton field, in order to get an education, and of mothers who are trying to educate their children out of the earnings of the wash tub, to tell them that they are able to pay their way and provide a higher education for themselves and create the institutions in which it may be given. Why should they be told so any more than the young men and women of the white race, or why the one hundredth part as much? Otis there a color line in philanthropy and Christian benevolence which renders proper gifts from a white hand for the education of white youth, but forbids gifts from that same hand to youth much more needy—because they are black? If so, what is this but to extend the special form of favor to the white man which it is held—and properly—the Negro is not to expect for himself? If " self-help" is the only salvation for any people, as is preached to the Negro, why is not all aid to educational and charitable institutions of every sort a blunder and those who •
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1891 No. 26|
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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 institutions progress and present needs. This issue is March, 1891 no. 26.|
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