NUMBER 50. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. NOVEMBER, 1893. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Is a Christian Institution, unsectarian in its management and influence, wholly controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid from city, state, or national government, or benevolent society. Has 500 students in College, Normal, College-preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, under 27 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, laundry-work, and nursing the sick. Has sent out 252 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all of whom, together with hundreds of past under graduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding states. Owns four large brick buildings, on seventy acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 8000 vols., apparatus and other equipment — all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. All students pay from one to two dollars a monty tuition — the majority, a dollar and a half. These charges fall far short of meeting the actual cost of the instruction. Boarding students pay ten dollars a month for their board, receiving for this sum their room, which is furnished, heated, and lighted, together with their food and washing. Boarding students also give an hour of productive labor every day to the Institution, and thus, with cash and labor, meet almost the entire cost of their board. Having no endowment (except about $33, 000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $25,000 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 over and above the nominal tuition fees paid by the student. Subscriptions of $100 and upwards, or any smaller sums, are solicited for general current expenses. Remittances of donations or inquiries for further information may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D. Atlanta, Ga. "In vain our labors are Whate'er they be Unless God gives The Benedicite." "It is not the deed we do Though the deed be never so fair, But the love that the dear Lord looketh for, Hidden with holy care In the heart of the deed so fair." " Wealth is a means, and life the end; You lose your hoard, have what you spend. For the unhappy mortal pray Who never learned to give away. His heaped-up wealth made him its slave ; He did not use who never gave.'' KIND WORDS FROM FATHOMS AID FRIENDS A father writes: "After enquiring to find a good school, yours was recommended to me as the best in the South." A mother writes: "I have long heard of the Atlanta University, what a good school it is, and what protection students have while there. A teacher writes: "I never attended Atlanta University myself, but from actual knowledge am convinced of its good work, and would be glad to have my students go there for advanced work. A Florida editor says: " This college (Atlanta University) has done and is doing a splendid service in the education of the colored youth of Georgia and adjoining states. The public schools of Florida in many localities have been greatly benefited through the efficiency of the teachers graduating from this University." A donor writes; "I had great satisfaction while at the Columbian Fair in meeting one of your Negro students who wheeled me about the art galleries. He was a noble looking young man and had excellent manners."
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