The Southern Workman, Volume 41 (Google eBook)

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Hampton Institute., 1913 - African Americans
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Page 216 - It will be literally true that the iniquity of the fathers is visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation, if this thing goes on much longer.
Page 76 - MAY every soul that touches mine, Be it the slightest contact, get therefrom some good, Some little grace, one kindly thought, One aspiration yet unfelt, one bit of courage For the darkening sky, one gleam of faith To brave the thickening ills of life, One glimpse of brighter sky beyond the gathering mist, To make this life worth while And heaven a heritage." After the beautiful lines on influence, quoted above, came into Mrs. Mills...
Page 553 - During the year I have visited many schools in which three hours of demonstration work and practical suggestions would double the efficiency of an earnest but inexperienced teacher. . . . The education of the Negro in South Carolina is in the hands of the white race. The white trustees apportion the funds, select the teachers, and receive reports.
Page 318 - ... interruption, not set down in the bills. Firmly and irrepressibly the quavering voices sang on, verse after verse; others of the colored people joined in; some whites on the platform began, but I motioned them to silence. I never saw anything so electric; it made all other words cheap; it seemed the choked voice of a race at last unloosed. Nothing could be more wonderfully unconscious; art could not have dreamed of a tribute to the day of jubilee that should be so affecting; history will not...
Page 408 - You are white as the thoughts of an angel ; Your heart is steeped in the sun ; Did you" grow in the golden city, My pure and radiant one...
Page 14 - One of the most erroneous beliefs relating to the status and condition of the American Indian woman is, that she was, both before and after marriage, the abject slave and drudge of the men of her tribe, in general. This view, due largely to inaccurate observation and misconception, was correct, perhaps, at times, as to a small percentage of the tribes and peoples whose social organization was of the most elementary kind politically and ceremonially, and especially of such tribes as were nonagricultural.
Page 403 - Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
Page 429 - ... directed to appoint a Commission of three men qualified by legal and sociological training, as well as by acquaintance with Indian affairs and needs, to study the laws governing and the circumstances affecting the various tribes and groups and classes of Indians and to report [in a given period] a codified law determining the status of the Indians of the United States in accordance with existing legislation and the future best interests of these natives.
Page 696 - The circumstances which distinguish the Koromantyn, or Gold Coast, Negroes, from all others, are firmness both of body and mind ; a ferociousness of disposition ; but withal, activity, courage, and a stubbornness, or what an ancient Roman would have deemed an elevation, of soul, which prompts them to enterprizes of difficulty and danger ; and enables them to meet death, in its most horrible shape, with fortitude or indifference.
Page 433 - So long, however, as we have taxed Indians and non-taxed Indians, citizen Indians and non-citizen Indians, independent Indians and Indian wards, and so long as we have every sort of combination of these classes, and further, so long as we have neither certainty as to classification nor definiteness as to the status when named, just so long we shall continue to have a condition of confusion in Indian affairs intolerable alike to government and Indian. Indians of like capability and situation are citizens...

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