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SATURDAY,-SEPTEMBER 10, 1921.
NOT A LEADER IN THOUGHT.
Bearing a Tuskegee date line, an
excerpt from the London (Engiand)
Times is going the rounds of the
press, lauding the head of Tuskegee
Institute and it says among other
things: "Dr Moton is the leader of
Negro thought in the U. S This
statement needs some qualification.
Moton was put in as head of the
school because the interests which
support it wished him there as a
mouthpiece through which they, could
express THEIR thoughts. EmmettJ.
Scott was the logical candidate for
the place, but it is said that at the
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meeting at which the election took
place, some one suggested that Scott
would not be so easy to control as
Moton That decided the matter.,
THE APPEAL does not under
estimate the strength of Dr. Moton.
He has powerful interests behind him
and he has a large following, but he
is in no sense a great thinker or a
leader in thought. There are thou
sands of colored men who are in
every way superior intellectually and
yet are not hampered by some of the
traits he has shown. Specifically, in
the matter of his alleged refusal to
protest against the ejection of his
wife from a Pullman sleeper several
years ago, his alleged speeches to the
colored soldiers in France, and his
continual laudation of the South in
his public utterances.
Dr. Moton has recently written a
book called, "Finding a Way Out,"
but as a reviewer said, he seemed to
be "getting in deeper." Although
Written in grammatical English, there
are no "high lights" and certainly no
evidences of great thought or literary
To the mos^ casual observer, "Ma-
jor" Moton is not a leader in thought,
but a follower, who not only thinks,
but says that which pleases the
South, and as a reward the South
gives him not justice for the people
he is picked to represent, but a pat
on the back as a "good negro."
DEMANDS RACE EQUALITY.
The Pan-African Congress now in
session in London, England, in a
manifesto to the world, demands ab
solute race equality, physical, political
and social, as a foundation for ad
vancement. The manifesto was read
by Dr. W. B. DuBois of New York,
secretary of the conference. It urges
that it is the duty of the world to
assist in every way backward and
THE SIN OF
suppressed groups of mankind. The
manifesto protests against colored
people 'being treated as uncivilized
and argues that Negro self-.govern
smeift in Haiti and Liberia mulatto
democracies in Central and South
America and in some of the West
Indies have not been failures. It de
mands enfranchisement based on edu
At the second session of the Pan
African Congress held Brussels,
Belgium, an American delegate, Mr.
Hunt, brought to the congress "the
salute of 10,000,000 American colored
poeople" M. Diagne, president of the
congress, in replying to Mr. Hunt
emphasized that it was to the social
and political interests of the United1
States to destroy all barriers dividing
the white and black races in America.
He poionted out the signal advan
tages which would accrue to the U.and
S through the perfect unification of
the races. M. Diagne a black man,
is a member of the French Chamber
of Deputies. This is in striking con
trast with the preachments of an
American black iman, Principal Moton
of Tuskegee, who fails to speak out
for absolute equality for the peopie
white people selected him to repre
At the third meeting of the Pan
African Congress held in Paris, France,
Candace, a colored man, member
of the French Chamber of Deputies
from Guadeloupe, decried the "Africa
for the Africans" slogan and demediate
nounced Garvey, who has been preach
ing the taking of Africa by force
Bellegard, Haitian minister to
France, also took a stand against the
Garvey plan. The manifesto adopted
declared that the African redemption
plan was a chimera. "We do not
hate the white race, what we seek is
co-operation and conciliation. The
colored American could not stand the
African climate. We can not oust
the Europeans from the Dark Con
tinent, and we do not desire to do so."
The program laid down in the
manifesto is just and proper and the
only one to which self-respecting peo
ple of African and part African de
scent could subscribe. We are glad
that the Pan-African Congress has
THE APPEAL is sorry to note that
the color line has been drawn in the
new Veterans' Bureau by the organ
ization of a "Colored Division" and
the appointment of Dr. J. R. A. Cross
land as its head.
Crossland lost a son who fell "fight-
I mg for
To sin by silence when we sftwld
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Nad no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
in France, and it stage and
a' place as the head of a segregated
Jewish bureau. There is no such
place and never will be. Only color
ed people are segregated by this al
Some people may think that the
"special" appointments which have
been handed out by the present Re
publican administration are forward
movements, but they are really nails
in the coffin of democracy arid are
dangerous to the social and political
status of the colored people.
The Administration ought to cut
out these "special" jobs, eliminate
segregation which was promised in
the campaign, and if colored men are
to have appoinotments let them be
on a level with those given to other
groups of American citizens.
Better no places at all than those
which lower the status of the race
automatically make their holders
defenders of segregation.
WOULD AID COLORED OUSTED.
gone on record for the principles laid for simple justice, the action of the
down in the Christian Bible, by God, school authorities is but another il-
who "of one blood created all nations lustration of bitter Southern preju-
of the earth," dice.
is a poor reward for the father to "The next big forward step in the
be given a segregated bureau It is, inter-racial readjustment is to come
also said that he was an effective from the South, and the reason for it
speaker in the last campaign, in is perfectly apparent. The South can
which it was given out that the Re- afford to do it. Then too the South
publican party would abolish segre- (has
gation in the departments at Wash-1 The social question figures largely in
mgton. If these things are true i the race question. So the South can,
Crossland deserves better treatment' when it will take the leadership in
at the hands of the victors, and he inter-racial co-operation. I believe
also should have refused the appoint- that the South will assume the leader-
ment as undemocratic and demanded ship with the same sort of pride and
the same treatment as is. given to determination as it led the nation,
other groups of American citizens, jit has been the universal opinion of
One Lasker, a Jew, was made head those who have come in close touch
of the U. S Shipping Board. Repre- with the question that Negro leaders
sentatives of other racial groups have do not desire or seek social equality,
been given places, but not in segre- They have asked for police protec-
gated bureaus. No President of the tion, better housing and living con-
United States would dare offer a Jew ditions and a chanec to develop Into
THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the consci
entious discharge of his duty dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
Intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of relatives may be
averted, and the hearts of friends grow
cold, but the sense of duty done shall
be sweeter than the applause of the
world, the countenances of relatives or
the heart, of friend^ Charies Sumner.
Robert T. Kerlin, professor of Eng
lish at Virginia Military Institute,
championed the cause of the alleged
Elaine rioters and wrote a letter to
the Governor of Arkansas, in which
he asked him to review the cases of
the farmers under allegations which
had not been proven.
A few days ago Prof. Kerlin was
handed a resolution passed by the
Board of Visitors of the Virginia
Military Institute asking for his
resignation. When he re
fused to resign, the Board of Visitors
passed another resolution ousting him
from his professorship.
The board said it had considered
Professor Karlin's "general activities
in Interracial matters" in concluding
that his retention at the institute
would be "criminal to its welfare."
The board also said that Professor
Karlin's interracial activities "had
rendered his further connection with
the Virginia Military Intsitute unde
sirable and his retention in the pro
fessorship harmful and detrimental
thereto and embarrassing to those
responsible for its conduct and man
As Professor Kerlin, a Southern
man, one in a thousand, was asking
Russa Moton laud's
SOUTHERN "FORWARD" BUNK.
Recently there was a laymen's con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, held at Lake Juna
laska, N. and one Rev. W. W.the
Alexander of Atlanta, Ga^ took the
said:. _*.* _* ^.i^
the social prestige to do this,
the last ditch against any scheme 8
American citizens W&& every Buddkism, She^ttfd that Buddhist!
determination to maintain their own priests' ant tetfch&es tfretwasfag in f&-1
social life and the parity of tH# two creasing' nttmoers an are urging the
It is true* that some 6i the* jsm
crow "leaders" of the South hatssM
thai they do not want anything buft
police protection and do not car* t also stated that Buddhism & also
vote, etc., ad nauseam, but the cotoS' gaining among: American* and that
ed people of the North will fight to'many colored people were feeing con-
the South to impose its plan of ,setk
tlement upon the country,*
They know that the South has, in1
all its "forward" movements pro
ceeded like the crabbackward/ They
know that the colored 6Jtfce*of the
South have been disfraiscft^fed, dis
criminated against, segregated de
graded in every way, denied educa
tion, lynchedy burned at the stake.
There have been riots' and lyaahings
in the North,, hut never a burning,
and for every lynching, ia the Ntarth
there have bee 50 in tU* SoutHi
Nowhere in the South have- the
colored people any part the loeal
government, and first of all they wild*
the night to vote- and participate ix
he fjwernments under which, they
live. The colored people ftnow that
the so-called Christian church has re
mained} dumb for 50- years- int spitePofX
growing anarchy, and now when it
speaks.it comes with a jimcrow plan.
And a& usual the South talks ofi
"social equality." The real intelligent'
colored people all over the country
do not wash to be segregated from
other American citizens-^in the enjoy
ment of CIVIL RIGHTS. They do-}foKrm
not wish to be designated as pariahs.
This has nothing to do? with inter
marriage,- audi it is Jhe, variest rot to
say that it means intermarriage for
white ancl colored peoples to ride
the same ear or to go'tfc the same
library. I the North, where there
are no jimerow laws, colored and
white people, go together* in public
places withewut intermarriage. Mar
riages between white and colored
people are- sex rare that when they
occur, and t&Eut is seldomy there is a
long story iai the papers a&out the
event. I the South, whef there are
laws against mtenmarriagej, practical
ly all of tfia UNLAWEUIl. mixing
goes on as it is promoted?? by the
difference in, the social status of the
white and colored people. The surest
way to "maaitain racial pujrity" would
be to repeal all of the Southern jim
crow laws. So long as the colored
arenas voteless people* and on a"lusfcee
lower social and civil planar the ilAmericans
legal racial mixing will continue.
That is hisisoary
In his erauemration of what the
colored people desire, Revy Alexander
omitted two of the. most important
thingsthe right to vote and the
aoblitiOn of public- segregation. There
is absolutely no hope of aa settlement
of the race question on just Amer
ican lines if the South is- to have the
leadership* especially if that leader
ship is to eb vested irr tfye Methodist
Episcopal Church, South* which ha*
ever* been the foe of" the colored peo
pie from the time of the split over
slavery in- the forties up to the pres*
ent time when- he chuweh refuses toi
merge with the MethotJist Episcopal1
Church, North* because the latter
church elected colored1
SEE YOUR. CONGRESSMAN.
During the recess f Congress the
members will! g to their respective
homes. As soon as. you see iit the
paper that your eengessman & in
town go to* hiim, BO matter wfeether
he is a Republican* Democrat or So
cialist and ask hiim to vote for
Wyer Antti-Lynchang Bill, which makes
crime of lynching a Federal of
fense, punishable by the United States
courts. Yon could not use an hour
or two to better advantage for your
country. The bill has heen pro
nounced constitutional by experts
who have examined it, a$d the vari
ous organizations which are support
ing it report that conditions are fa-!
It shows great courage on the part
of Mr,. Binga and his family to stay
in the house, as it is almost like liv
ing Tight on the firing line the great
er part of the time. Mr. Binga is
wholly within his rights in living in
his own home and will not give up
no matter what may come- He delar
serves, a "Croix de Guerre."
THE "MENACE" OF BUDDHISM.
XA woman who has been a Christian
missionary hi Japan for 18 years call
ed the attention to the Disciples of
Christ, at a recent ^general confer-
.enc^/to the growing" "menace" of Japanese ft* tke V. S. to hare nothing
to do wit& the Christian reiif ion on
them inferior and opprets them. SI
verted. It is cast strange tha* the
iteHgion of the gentle Gautama? Buddha
should appeal ttf the colored" peopie,
fteaease it not only teaches the equal
fitly erf amnldnd, tmt practfees its
leaeilBfrigs. Orthodox Christianity in
tfite tJ. S. teaches inequality of race
audi oppresses, disfffswehises, lvnches
and' hxwrn colored Christians at the
stafaf. ft is aided ill "keeping the
'nigjgof' iw his place" By the Ku E3ux
Klansmear, who, barring the Jews and
CathsHcs kneel before the "Flamifag
Cross" and' swear to ttgfeold "white
LET*^ CLEAN U. S. A, FIRST.
In a ttseetifc speech irn Ufew Hamp
shire, Pflfesideofc Harding dwdared that
the God-giveni destiny off America is
to reform! the world.
A great deal1
dulged in Hy former Prefeidfent Wil
sffiw, who saggesfced reformation for
world, But failed to^ do many
t&aaags which were needed &b. home.
THE APIS1AE, suggests* to Mr.
IfieBdSng thatttHsre is work esoragh at
hoanev The rjwtedl States is* no* the
prsner leader f&a? any kind aff a re
movement as there SET* too
issaay skeletons in. her closets
Wien the TJ. 3s A has eliminated
lynsfcmg, race" uirateB, disfrteadbise
metn%, segr^gatio asnd discrimination
for a large group of its citizens so
tha&. ail- Americans,, colored andiwMte,
rioho andi poor, Gbntile and Jaw can
enjoigp Me, liberty and the pujrsuifc of
hapj&naas, then and* not until' then
will this country Be? in a #osifcfc to
"fcteasB up" other lands.
PRaTmST AGAINST INJUSTICE.
Wep Unas* that our editorialt fbiends
will pnaat strong editorials audi write
letters- to the Secretary of Wan pro
testing, against that color line k the
armyy, and advise tfee writinggof let
ters of protest to ereery cabinet, mem
ber Hntesting thet color line iik the
varidttisb departments.. And ask the
Eresidtemfc to abolishisegregatio&iwhere
it can Hse done by executive rder.
Lett us stand toegfcher for the abso
abolition of the colort l&ie in
THE. EXPOSE QF THE Ki. K. K.
The New York? World1
that its followers cSEL
of such t&Hfc was "in-
mg a valuable prilblic service- by n-
vesMgasting and j^blishing am exposi
tion & the Ku Kiux Kkn, the "In-
vtsiiHe Empire of Hate andi Venom."
The gwabhcation^ began on Tuesday,
Skniieiriber 6, arad will coniSme daily.
The installments already prSnted show,
that the organization whose activities
are directed against Jewss, Catholics,,
colored people and foreigners is a
menace to thfe country.
The matter is being reproduced
daily in the Minneapolis Journal,,and
WQ advise our readers. In Minnesota,
to subscribe for the pajsrar and sgure
the data while it is being published
The articles wilL also appear simul
taneously/ in the Milwaukee Journal,
The Boston GSobe, Oklahoma^ Gity
Daily OKIahomna, The Toledo Blade,
The Dajgfcon Joarnal} The Dalla&Newss,
The Hggaston Journal, The Qfttaestoni
News, The New Orleans Times-Pica
yune, and a number of othar papejfs,
circulating in all about tTvo
dailyf Evrary loyal American
ougoht to read1
these articles- and
learn of Irhe danger whifch menaces
The creation) of th* pejaanent
caurt of mtejmationali justice has
been assured by the ratification by
Haiti and Spain of the- agreement to
estabii&h, the- court. tw rati- e_plete
vorable for its passage when Congress 1 bertweoty-fournecessary.
reconvenes September- 20. Bring all I
the influence at your command to
bear on YOUR CONGRESSMAN, and
do it as soon as possible.
BANKER BINGA PEACE HERO.
There are hejroes of peace as well
as war, and Jesse Blnga, the banker
of Chicago, deserves a high honor
rating. About ^wo years ago Mr.
Binga bought a beautiful home cost
ing $30,00ft-on South Park Boulevard,
which he furnished artistically and
kept in the finest possible condition.
Some of the whites living in the20
neighborhood resented this "invasion"
as they called it, and no fewer than
seven attempts have been made to
destroy it by bombing. The seventh
attempt about a week ago resulted
in the destruction of the front porch
and the shattering of windows in the
neighborhood. The only person in
jured was a white woman across the
street who was thrown down by theproperty
tfcThese requisito num
All Europe is simply jaaz crazy. 5k
has been supposed! that Jazz originat
ed in America, but recently indis
putable evidence has been produced
to prove that it was invented by the
Incas of ancient Peru.
As the women fight and secure
more rights, colored men seem to be
losing some of their rights acquired
half a century ago. Is there any con
nection between these two facts?
Education in Georgia is about a
to 1 shot for the colored child
that is the per capita for colored is
$1 while the white child has $20 ex
pended on his education in the pub
lic schools of the state.
PLEASE GIVE ONE DOLLAR
Fourteen hundred claims have been
filed against the city and county for
burned during the riot
value of property burned nearly
Fifty colored men have been in
dicted. The city will not permit the
people to rebuild their property un
less they build bricks therefore thou
sands are living in tents with winter
fast approaching. About $4,000 has
been raised by the Colored. Citizens
Relief Committee, and Nt A. A. C. P.
If 8,000 colored men will give a dol
the cause wiH be saved.
WONT YOU GIVE A DOLLAR
TO HELP THESE PEOPLE? Send
it today to
THE TULSA RELIEF COMMUmEE:
S. D. Hooker, Chair.,
"^*4^J. Tyler Smith, Treas.
Tulsa, Okla., Gen. Del.
Or to EASTERN HEADQUARTERS,
1816 12th St. N. Wl,
|w Washington, D. C.
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