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The colored American. (Washington, D.C.) 1893-19??, July 05, 1902, Image 1

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VOL xi NO 12 VASHINGTON D C JULY 5 1902 4 PRICE FIVE CENTS r
AN ECHO OF TUSKEGEE TUSKEGEEEAST
EAST TENNESSEE TENNE SEE NORMAL NORMALAND NORMALAND NORMALAND
AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLPrtnclpel SCHOOL SCHOOLPrincipal SCHOOLPrincIpal
Principal Ovletree an n Incarnated Inc IncarnatedIdoal IncarnatedIdoalc1 rn tedIdoal tedIdoalcof Ideal Idealc
c cof GAe Tuskegee SplrltA Spirit A Temple TempleLooLiTilng if ifLt fp
p LooLiTilng Lt L arning 111n Whore Axictlon AuctlonBlocks Blocks Once OnceStood OnceStood OnceStood
Stood and Bloody Battles B ttIes Raged RagedThe RaledThe RagedThe
The Mansion tol nslon Housot Houso V 1 V VAt 1 1t
At t the base of Waldens Ridge near nearI
I n I > famous ugap gap through which the thelIwinnati theiuhinnatf
1 mrinmiti New Orleans and Texas Texasiaiiic TexaSItitic Texasu
iaiiic Ititic u ific and the Florida Limited railr rail railmads railraJ
mads raJ r iads pass on their way between the theNorth theJlth theforth
North Jlth and the far South and the EmIrywhich Em Emory Emrywhich ¬
ory rywhich which the Indians knew as Bathan Ba Baihauhio Bl1lhatd
1lhatd > ihauhio than hfe e Talking Water flows to tojoin toJuiu toJoiu
join the Clinch in its journey to the theiii thej theAli
iii j > taut < lnt Gulf a protege and disciple of ofi ofhooker
i looker T Washington has undertaken undertakento
to to 0 reproduce in the East Tennessee TennesseeNoiimil TennesseeorInal Tennesseeot7ilal
Noiimil orInal and Industrial Institute the thepint theliJjt thepit
pit pint liJjt it and methods of Tuskegee On Onh OnthF n ntill
till h walls of the little assembly room roomin roomu
in 11 the t lip new hall of domestic science sciencehallos sciencellIgs scienceLungs
hallos llIgs a portrait of its founder Booker Bookeri
1 i Washington SV a hington and in Washington Washingtontiuge VashingtonIIi1
< tiuge IIi1 Ilag the institute office is a birds birdsviw birdsilW birdsv
v viw ilW if w of its grounds and buildings buildingsi buildingsTllhegee
uskegee i u > 6rgee Institute Everywhere is isinlluence islllluence isititluence
inlluence of the noblesouled NeICashingtonwho Ne NeVashington NeWaRhingtonwho
WaRhingtonwho Vashington who has opened to toi toL toL
i L > < > people l ople a new region of opportunity opportunityery opportunityrywhere
ery ry rywhere where is the stimulus of an acmiIislimentsomething ac acMiplishment acllplishmentsomething
Miplishment llplishmentsomething something done which whichii whichiUY
i ii iUY iv he done againlulost again againAlmost againllI1ost
Almost llI1ost concealed among the low lowwhich lowI lowwhich
I i which lie along the valley at the theof theof thet
t of the mountain wall the modest modeslu modestlIP modestuup
lIP u p of the Institute buildings old oldI
I i I new ne has a history that rewards rewardsUiU rewordh
UiU h inspiration and hope the heart oi oii of ofIt ofwho
i It + who turns aside from the high highto highI highto
I to travel tl vel to read it For in thatfashioned that thaifashioned thatfashioned
fashioned twostory house where wheretirst wherei wherEtirst
i tirst Commencement of the Insti Instiwas Instiwas Instiwas
was held once dwelt the master masteii mastergreat
i great plantation plantationand and beneath the thes thethat thethat
s that throw their shadows over its itsiias it itZzts
iias 1 Zzts zas once stood a slaveblock am amthat and andt antihat
> that t hat building fresh from the hands handsontractors halldtJlltractors haiidontractors
ontractors where negro girls studj studjiiue stud studHlle studline
line arts of sewing dressmaking dressmakingMng dressmakingddng dressmakingkiug
Mng laundering and housekeeping housekeepingiles
> > iles the Institutes principal auc anelll1ler
lll1ler
This was the Mansion said Mr Mri
i 1 ietrea drea to me one golden October Octoberv Octob r ras
< v as we approached the boys dormi dorrniand dormiy dormiand
y > and industrial building and andu andItr andwttr
u wttr < ler was the slaveblock where hu hun huiIn
iIn n flesh and blood was sold I Iulll
ulll 11 easily understand his feelings asPoke as aspoke aspoke
poke for he represented in himself himselfI
H I his school a Victory Victorya a New Era Erai Erathe Erathe
i the history of the human race and andI
I 1 mild uld almost pardon his pride in be beur bea bea
ur a negro for he is the representa representav
v < I of a race in whose behalf a Repub Repubhad Repubhad Repubhad
had exercised all its resources of ofillation oflation ofn
illation i lation n and ultimate force forceHad forceHad
Had 1 I It I Wendell Phillips been given vis visI
< 1 I 1 yf uf f this school hvol among mong the mountains mountainsKast mountainsC mountainseast
east C lt Tennessee Tennesseealmost almost in the heart hearttut heartl
l < ° tIll t tit region where some of the most
Normal and Industrial Industriallpstitute Institute Harriman Tenn TennFa
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THE FACULTY19OO FACULTY 19O and 1901
il l GIRLS SEWING DEPARTMENT DEPAR TMENT
tremendous battles of the Civil War Warwere Warwere Val Valwere
were fought foughthad fought had he seen the Negro Negroteacher Negroteacher Negroteacher
teacher conducting his class of Negro Negrochildren Negrochildren Negrochildren
children and youth in the very parlors parlorswhere parlorswhere parlorswhere
entertain entertained ¬
where once the slavemaster
boys sleeping in inthe inthe inthe
ed his guests guestsnegro negro
the chambers where once their dreams dreamsof dreamsof dreamsof
of power powernegro negro instructors guiding guidingthe guidingthe guidingthe
the labor of free black hands in the thefields thefields thefields
fields where bondmen once bent their theirbodies theirbodies theirbodies
bodies to unrewarded toil toilhis his splen splendid splendid splendid ¬
with withthe withthe withthe
did oratory would have flashed
the glories of the Kingdom Come But Butit B Butit t tit
it is pleasant to know that Beacon BeaconStreet BeaconStreet BeaconStreet
Street and Commonwealth Avenue do donot donot < 10not
not forget him and that their gifts of ofwords ofwords ofwords
words and wealth are consecrated t
u
the uplifting of the race for whose whoseemancipation whoseemancipation whoseemancipation
emancipation he opened his golden goldenmouth goldenmouth goldenmouth
mouth mouthThe mouthThe mouthThe
The principal a bright young man of ofonly ofnly ofonly
only nly twentynine years is one of the theincarnated theincarnated theincarnated
incarnated ideals of the Tuskegee Tuskegeemovement Tuskegeemovementone Tuskegeemovementone
movement movementone one of the best types of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the new Negro Graduated in 1893 1893Continued 1893Continued 1893Continued
Continued on eeccnd pace paceRev galeRev pageRev
Rev Owen L W V Smith late United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States Minister to Liberia is en route routeto routeto routeto
to this country countryBishop countryBisnop countryBishop
Bishop Small has sailed for Africa Africaon Africaon Africaon
on business business connected with the A M MI ME
I E 3 Zion Church
CIVILIZATIONS PERIL PERILIS
r rIS
IS THE WHITE MAN RETRO RETROGRADING7 RETROGRADING1 RETROGRADING
GRADING GRADING7WhBLt GRADINGWhat
r rWhat
What is 5 vhe ht1 Future of cv Christianity ChristianityTKot ChrlstlW1ltyThat ChristlanityThat
That is Rejected Cby by T3he Heathen HeathenGnlneso He HeathenGnkieso then thenCnlneso
Gnlneso and She Unspeakable Unspenk ble Turk TurkStrata TurkStrata
1 1Strata J
Strata of f American ADJcrJo n Manhood M anhoodA ManhoodAGloomy anhoodAGloomy A AGloomy
Gloomy PictureTugnegarao Picture V VTugnegarao I ITugnegarao
Tugnegarao Philippine IslandsSpecialThere Islands IslandsSpecial IslandsSpecialThere
SpecialThere Special There is reason to beHeveI believethat believe believethat
I that a people are waning to decay and andruin auelruin andruin
ruin the moment that their lives becomes becomes be becomes ¬
either in the poets poetsimagination
comes fascinating I Iimagination t timagination
imagination or the painters eye eyeHawthorne I
Hawthorne HawthorneAs
As one peruses the columns of thedifferent the thedifferent 1 1different
different papers of the great Ameri American American ¬ f fcan
can Republic and compares the existing exist existing ¬ I Iing
ing conditions with those of the near nearby nea neaby nearby ¬
by past the thought of retrogressionsweeps retrogressionsweeps retrogression retrogressionsweeps
sweeps hurriedly across ones torpid torpidbrain torpidbrain 1 1the f fbrain
brain and they hesitate to askIs askIsthe ask Is Isthe
the American white man retrograding retrogradingSeemingly retrogradingSeemingly retrogradingSeemingly
Seemingly a very very immaturequestion immaturequestion immature immaturequestion
question but one outside of Americasees Americasees America Americasees
sees things with somewhat differenteyes differenteyes different differenteyes
eyes and has some foundation for such sucha
a thoughtVe thoughtWe thought thoughtWe
We Ve have watched with sorrow andpain andvain and andpain
pain the course course of the American during dttiing dur during ¬
ing the last decade That he is weakerin weakerin weaker weakerin
in many respects than his foreparents foreparents forepar foreparents
ents cannot be doubted Where There areyour areyour are areyour
your Lincolns Websters Clays Jeffersons Jeffersons Jeffer Jeffersons
sons your Garrisons What has become become be become ¬
come of the strong men who oncestood oncestood once oncestood
stood before the most cancerouscrowds cancerouscrowds cancerous cancerouscrowds
crowds and proclaimed right and justice justice jus justice ¬
tice Are there such now We Ve failto fail failto fail failto
to hear from them even through ourmuch ourmuch our ourmuch
much improved journalism Tistrue Tis Tistrue I Itrue
true that business has made a wonderful wonder wonderful ¬
ful stride but can we measure manalone manalone man manalone I
alone in a business capacityThe capacityThe capacity capacityThe
The strata of American manhoodhas manhood manhoodhas r
has become depressed Foreign weakling weak weakling ¬ f fling
ling anarchists outlaws and slums ofevery ofevery of ofevery
every type have been received withopen withopen with withopen
open arms by the American who hasonly hasonly has hasonly
only looked into a whito face and felt fe1twithin feltwithin feltwithin
within his own breast the cry of dearKipling dearKipling dear dearKipling
Kipling to Take up the white mansburden mans mansburden 1 1burden
burden the dump of Europe
The free systems of America have haveegiven havegiven f fgiven
given opportunity for this class of ofcriminals i icriminals V Vcriminals
criminals and misfortunates to sows sowsseeds sow sowseeds f t tseeds
seeds of various kinds and the Ameri1 Ameri1can Ameri Amen Amencan i ican
can white has from necessity devouredsome devoured devouredsome
some of its fruit The gradual engrafting in ingrafting ingrafting ¬
grafting of the spleen of lowbrowed lowbrowedstatesmen 10wbrowedstatesmen lowbrowedstatesmen
I
statesmen has been operated upon uponthe uponthe uponthe
cR cRhypocracy
the American white until cowardice or orhypocracy orhypocracy
hypocracy shown by the daily increase increaseof increa increaof
of Jim Crow cars Tillmanism etc etcetc etcetc i ietc
etc in all parts of the United States Statespresents Statespresents Statespresents
presents manifestly a weakening of ofthe ofthe t tthe
the fortitude that once on ce guarded true trueAmericanism J J1 JHe t tAmericanism
Americanism AmericanismHe > S SHe 1
He is no more the strong man he heonce lieonce P Ponce
once was stanindg up boldly for right rightand 17 I Iand
and justice but being influenced by byi byContinued i iCon
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i Continued Con Dued on ninth page J

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