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1 g T THE COLORED COL RE AfERYrAN1VAae1r AMHTRTnATf 1rnRIf1AN W MmNaT TOT N D 0
5 AND EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS ATLANTA GAMAKING GA GAMAKING
OFFIHE OF II1E FORCE F OF THE NEGRO YOUNG Y UNG PEOLPES CHRISTIAN OHRISTI N A p
MAKING THE BIG CONGRESS CONGRE
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Hope For The Negro NegroContinued Negroontlnoed NegroContinued
Continued < from Ft Fir t Page Paeeboasted Pageboasted
I IbOtsted
boasted achievements are in fact onlv onlvthe onlvthe onlythe
the small mal1 fractions that we have added addedto a addedi dcd dcdto
i to what those who have gone gone before heforeaccomplished hcforcaccomplished beforei
i accomplished Line upon line precept preceptupon preceptupon precepta
a upon precept here sere a little and there a alittle alittle alittle
little is the eternal law of progress progresselsewhere progresselsewhere progresselsewhere
elsewhere as in spiritual things thin s History Historyrecords Historyrecords Historyr
r records no exception to this law lawTo lawTo lawTo
To the thoughtful mind it is a matterof matter matterof matterof
of wonder however howeerif if the future his historian hiStorian his4i ¬
4i torian will not find one exception to the tinlaw thei
i law here stated in the development of ofthe
1 1 the colored race on this Western V cstern hemis hemisphere hcmisI hcmisphere hemisphere ¬
I phere It must be either a very verythoughtless verythoughtless verythoughtless
thoughtless mind or a mind filled withprejudice withprejudice with withprejudice
prejudice that can fail to see or seeingrefuse seeing seeingrefuse seeingrefuse
refuse to admit the extraordinary and andphenominal andphenominal andphenomenal
phenominal progress which the colored coloredpeople coloredpeople coloredpeople
people arc making At the time of their theiremancipation theiremancip
1 emancipation emancip tion only a third of a century centuryago ccnturyago centuryago
ago one who could read or write even evenin eenin evenin
in the crudest and most rudimental rudimentalway rudimentalwa
4 way wa was a rare exception and difficult difficultto difficultto
to find And they came out from their theirbondage theirbonda theirbondage
bondage bonda e not like the Israelites who whospoiled whospoiled whospoiled
spoiled the Egyptians loaded with withgoods withgoods withgoods
goods but rather like Job said he came cameinto cameinto cameinto
into the world worldabs01ute1y absolutely illiterate abI ab absolutely absolutely ¬
I solutely homeless and almost absolutely absolutelvwithout absolutelwithout absolutelyr
r without moral ideas or religious train training training traini ¬
i ing and development I will not sav savabsolutely savabsolutely sayfi
fi absolutely friendless for admitting that thatthey thatthey thatr
r if they have ofttimes been he en the victims of ofmuch o omuch ofi
i much injustice on the thepart part of unprin unprincipled unprincipled unprincipled ¬
= cipled men their t1 eir former ownersJiave always al always ¬
ways was been their friends But think of ofit ofit ofit
it Five millions of people turned lose loseupon loseupon loseupon
upon a land imooverished by the ravages ravagesof rYagesof ravages ravagesof
of war illiterate homeless penniless pennilessand pennilessand pennilessI
and with noTnoral no moral and religious cultivation culti cultivation cultivation ¬
I
vation and training trainin Those of the white whiterace whiterace whiterace
race standing standin on 9n the eminence to t which whichthousands whichthousands whichthousands
thousands of years of educational re religious relijious religious ¬
ligious social financial and nct economic economiccultivation economiccultivation economiccultivation
cultivation and development had carried carriedthem carriedthem carriedthem
them and surrounded bv all allthe the sacred sacredinfluences sacn11i sacredinfluences
influences i fluences of Christian civilization civi1i7A1tionyith civi1i7A1tionyithreerence yith tyitht yithreverence
t reverence for the home and family familyGods fmnihpG familyGods
Gods G ds oldest and most fundamental in institution i istitution institution ¬
stitution lying at its foundation did not notand notand notr
r 1 and perhaps could not fullv gras grasp rasn the theterrible theterrible thei
i terrible meaning of a situation such as asthis asthis is isthis
this They expected too much of f the theNegro theNegro theNegro
Negro in his untutored state They Theymeasured Theymeasured Theymeasured
measured him by the white man who whowas whowas whowas
was the product of thousands of years yearsof ye velrs velrsof rs rsof
of mental and moral morn 1 culture This Thissrreatlv ThisRre Thisgreatly
greatly Rre th increased the sadness of the theNegros theNCJr thei
i NCJr Negros s situation Those amontr alJ1on whom whomhe whomhe whomi
i he had to live he could not appreciate aporeC afe his hislack hislack hisi
i lack of mental ment < 11 and mogul development develonmentReasoning developmentReasoning dtveloomentReasonin
Reasoning Reasonin from the history hi5tc r of human humanprogress ht1m n nprogressthe
1 progress progressthe the slowness s1own s and difficultiesf difficulties difficultieswith difficu1 es eswith
f f with which it hag been accomplished
he obstacles that have to be overcome overcomeand overcomemad
and 111 < 1 all the known facts connected with withthe withthe withthe
the moral intellectual social religious religiousand religiousand religiousand
and civic enlightenment and elevation clev tion of ofi ofm
i 1 people one might well yell have concluded concludedthat concludedthat concludedthat
that this was wa a hopeless situation There Therehave Therehave Therehave
have been many who have esteemed esteemedthemselves esteemedthemschcs esteemedthemselves
themselves wise enough to discover that thatuch thatuch thatuch
uch development was impossible to the theNegro the1egrr theNegro
Negro But while they have been de denonst delonstrating deiionstrating
nonst lonstrating rating > its impossibility the best bestlemcnts hestlements best1eneents
lemcnts of both races have been beenseri beenserimsly seri serinisly serixisly
nisly earnestly earnestl prayerfully and heroic heroicilly heroiclily heroically
lily bending bendin to the task that in theiroyidence the theprovidence therovidcnCe
providence of God was set before them themand them111d themmud
and behold what wonders wond rs have been accomplished ac accomplished accomplished ¬
complished even in onethird of a cent century cent1ry century ¬
ury That illiterate penniless homeless homelessoeoplc homelessocople homelessocople
ocople of thirtyfive years ago void of ofmoral ofmoral ofmoral
moral ideas and religious religioustraining training and anddevelopment anddcvelopment anddevelopment
development and having havin little appreciation apprecia appreciation appreciation ¬
tion of the sacredness of the famliy and andthe andthc andthe
the home which lie at the foundation of ofall ofalt ofall
all moral wellbeing today generally generallypossess generallypossess cneraltyPOSStss
possess their own humble 11l1t111 > fe little homes homessmall homesfoimall homessmall
small they may be and with but fewacres few fewicres fewH
acres H res surrounding them nevertheless neverthelessabout neverthelesslbout neverthelessabout
about them are entwined their deepestand deepest deepestand deepestand
and tenderest affections Today we see seea seea seea
a people who thirtyfive years ago had hadnever hadneyer hadnever
never known the meaning of responsibil responsibility ¬
ity orliow to provide for themselves in inthe inthe inthe
the smallest degree pressing forwardinto forward forwardinto forwardjnto
into the great gr 1t economic struggle struY le and andencaging andenaging andeneaging
encaging in all the trades and pro professions professions professions ¬
fessions having well learned the im imnortant imnortant im important
nortant lesson that the needful things of oflife ofliie oflife
life and all its comforts arc the reward rewardof rewardof rewardof
of industry toil toiL thrift and economy1Vith economy economyWith economyVith
With Vith remarkable r mark < tble liberality they have havedivided havedivided havedivided
divided their scanty earnings carnin s and given givenfrom givenI givenfrom
I from their slender means till tit today their theirchurch theirchurch theirchurch
church steeples are rising risin side by side sidewith sidewith sidewith
with those of their former masters in inevery ineery inevery
every town and village yil1a e and on every everyj everycountTsidc everycountryside
j countryside They are fast Betting etting an ani anedu aneducated
i educated edu ated and intelligent intel1i ent ministry andare and andjare andare
jare are already well able to manage their theirown theirecclesiastical theirown
own ecclesiastical organizations Abso Absolutely Ab50htfely Absolutely ¬
lutely illiterate thirtyfive years ago but buttoday huttoay buttoday
today their schools are numerous and andtheir andI andtheir
their colleges universities 11t1h universities rsitiesnd and semin seminaries seminaries seminaries ¬
I aries are dotted all over this broad broadSouthland hroadSouthland broadSouthland
Southland and are presided over bv bvmen 1Vmen bymen
men of or high character broad ideas and andsplendid andsplendid andsplendid
splendid learning learningTo learnin learningTo
To 10 know such men as Booker T TWashington 7 7Washington 1 1Vashinpton
Washington of Alabama John G Jones JonesKsq JonesFo JonesIsq
Ksq of Illinois Rev Re Chauncev T TWithrow Trithrow Iithro
Withrow rithrow ithro of Virginia and Dr C H HWoode HVoooe H1Voode
Woode of Mississippi lfississio is to he impress impressed
ed with the fact that the colored race raceis raceis raceis
is is producing its own great reat leaders in inevery inery inevery
every every ery deoartment of thought and andactivity an anactivity andactivity
activity And to read the proceedings of ofsuch ofsuch ofsuch
such conventions as a that of The Ameri Amrricmn American Amlrican ¬
can Federation of pfFraf Fraternal rna1and and Be Benevolent Beneyolent Beneveilent ¬
nevolent associations As oiltiot1 of North Amer Amerjlca Arnert America
jlca t ica < a which rne met in Chingo Chc1 o on July 3rd 3rdTQO2 zrdIoo2 rd rdIQ02
TQO2 one i < imoressed with the fact factthat factthat factthat
that they are keenly alive to their in n ¬
terests and moving forward under the theinspiration theinspiration
inspiration of high ideals id als and high re resolves resolves resolves ¬
solves With their rapid growth of intelligence in intelligence intelligence ¬
telligence tney are beginning to think thinkfor thinkfor thinkfor
for themselves The day is is past there therefore thercfore therefore ¬
fore when they can be used us d to forward forwardthe forwardthe forwardthe
the ambitions of unprincipled and designing de designing dcsigniilg ¬
signing men for political p litica ends The TheNegro TheNegro lheN
Negro N e ro is fast becoming a citizen not notonly notonly I
only in name but in fact and the day dayis dayis dayis
is not far distant when he will be such suchin suchin suchin
in the best truest and highest sense senseof senseof senseof
of the theword thewordThe word wordThe wordThe
The men menahove above named prominentamong prominent prominentamong prominentamong
among whom is the RevChauncey Rcv alauncey I IWithrow 1Vilhrow IVithrow
Withrow of Virginia who was chosen chosenFirst chosenFirst chosenFirst
First VicePresidcnt yicePresident of the great or organization organization organization ¬
ganization recently convened in in Chi Chicago Chicago Chicago ¬
cago above referred to are splendid splendidillustrations spl splendidillustrations ndid ndidillustrations
illustrations and the most convincing convincin ar argument argument argument ¬
gument of what the elevating and re rcfining refining refining ¬
fining influences of education and re religion reli religion ¬
ligion li ion can do for the thec010red colored man As Asof Asof Asof
of the white man they make makeof of him a aChristian aChristian aChristian
Christian Gentleman in the truest truestsense truestsense truestsense
sense and fill him with love for all thatis that thatis thatis
is true and good goody ood and for whatever whatevermakes whatevermakes whatevermakes
makes for the betterment of human conditions con conditions COnditions ¬
ditions ditionsIt ditionsIt
It is true that crimes are yet of fre frequent frequent frequent ¬ II IIIt
quent occurrence OCCt1rrencc among the Negroes Negroesbut Negroesbut Negroesbut
but it is also true that scarcely less fre frequently frequently frequently ¬
quently are Crimes rimes committed by thewhites the thewhites thcwhites
whites with all < 111 our boasted advantages advantagesand advantagesand advantagesand
and our centuries of training trainin and de development deelopment development ¬
velopment and in view of all that has hasbeen hasheen hasbeen
been accomplished in so short a a time timefor timefor timefor
for the civilization and enlightenment enlightenmentof
of the Negro surely all who have his hiswelfare hiswelfare hiswelfare
welfare at heart whether white orcolored or orcolored orcolorcd
colored have much to inspire them with withhope withhope withhope
hope and to encourage them in their theirheroic theirheroic theirheroic
heroic struggles for his complete eman emancipation emancipation emancipation ¬
cipation from the shackles and chains chainswith clainswith chainswith
with which he has been bound As to tohis tohis tohis
his ancient people so God is saving to today toda today ¬
day da Go Forward And there is aland a aland aland
land of promise awaiting all who obey obeyHis ob obeyHis y
His command and and walk in the ways of ofHis ofHis
His leading leading So truly as He went be before before before ¬
fore Israels hosts to guide uide them them across acrossthe acrossthe acrossthe
the trackless desert so truly is He goin gointoday going goingtoday ojn ojntoday
today before the faithful and all who whoare whoa whoare
are a e moving moving under the inspiration of His Hishigh His111gh Hisogle
high and holy purposes in the great greatstruggle greatstruggle rcat rcatstruggle
struggle for the uplifting of humanityThe humanity humanityThe humanityThe
The editorial in THE TI COLORED COIOR D AMERI AMERICAN ArU AiIERICAa RI RICAN ¬
CAN of Washington V ashingto D C C under thecaption the thecaption thecaption
caption of Appeals to Race Prejudices Prejudiceswas
was copied in full fu1tby by Editor Bryson in inthe inthc inthe
the daily press in the th issue of the 13th I3thjnst 13thnst 13thinst
jnst inst nst commending in the highest hi hest terms termsits termslt
its lt logic and good sense It I twas was certainly cer certainly certamly ¬
tainly one of the most sensible editorials
that it has ben our good fortune to read
It ought to have been reproduced in inmany inmany inmany
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