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NUMBER 23. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. DECEMBER, 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 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, Atlanta, Ga., has (650 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 HO 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 States. Having practically no endowment, the Instiiu-tion 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 A 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. FOR 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, 0. 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. OFFERINGS FOR 1891. This is the time when many churches, Sunday-schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, and individuals, are making their plans for benevolent giving during the coming year. To all such as may read these lines, we would earnestly commend the claims of Atlanta University. Many of you, dear friends, know well what these claims are, and, to those of you who do not, we shall be glad to send all required information. If six hundred organizations or individuals would each supply us with a forty dollar scholarship for a single student, we could close this year with all our expenses provided for, and our debt of $6,700 paid off. And if the same help could be assured for the future, we might be relieved of the greatest anxiety and burden that now besets our work, and that is the great task of annual money raising by the personal appeals of our President and other teachers, whose time and strength might be so much more profitably employed in the immediate work of the Institution in Atlanta. Reader, will you not regard this as a personal appeal to you ? Will not YOU as an individual, or through some Christian organization of which you are a member, secure the recognition of Atlanta University in the scheme of benevolences for 1891 ? Will you not make sure that one of our more than six hundred students is provided for by a forty dollar scholarship? ------------«------------ "COLOR BLIND." It is possible that an editorial utterance in the November number of the Bulletin may have conveyed an erroneous impression of our policy as to the co-education of the races. Atlanta Uni-vessity, as is well known, has always been open to all students, regardless of race. From the beginning, it has always had a few white students, chiefly the children of the teachers, enrolled with its hundreds of colored students. While it has never made any active efforts to bring about the co-education of the races, it has never made any such efforts to prevent it. Representatives of both races-have been welcome at its " open door," and representatives of both races have, in some instances, been refused admission or advised against attendance; but, whether received or not, it has been our purpose, and still is, to decide every case regardless of the race or color of the applicant. We should be as distinctly opposed to excluding white students from Atlanta University by " advice" or otherwise, simply because they were white, as we should be to the same " freezing out" process when perpetrated against "colored applicants for admission to institutions attended by white people. The cases referred to in our last issue were cited in connection with our effort to show that we had undertaken no active propaganda in behalf of the co-education of the races; for, if we had, we should have been likely to avail ourselves of every opportunity to admit a white student. The principle which governs us in this matter is that of laissez faire: There can be as much or as little of the co-education of the races in Atlanta University as is mutually agreeable to the individuals concerned, provided only that no one seeks to exclude another because he belongs to a different race. We mean to be " color blind," fearing neither to admit nor to exclude any students according to the circumstances of each case, aside from any consideration of the race represented. ------------•------------ THE FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE LAND SCRIP GRANT. Since our last issue the legislature of Georgia has passed with substantial unanimity, and the governor has signed, a bill establishing a Negro college which it is proposed to make the recipient of one-third of the United States land scrip grant. As was lucidly
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1890 no. 23|
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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 Decmeber, 1890 no. 23.|
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