Progress of a Race, Or The Remarkable Advancement of the American Negro: From the Bondage of Slavery, Ignorance and Poverty to the Freedom of Citizenship, Intelligence, Affluence, Honor and Trust
J.L. Nichols, 1898 - African Americans - 663 pages
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Page 177 - a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 359 - selected a board of trust, and placed in their hands $1,000,000. This unique gift, originating wholly with himself, and elaborated in his own mind in most of its details, was for "the uplifting of the lately emancipated population of the Southern states and their posterity, by conferring on them the blessings of Christian education.
Page 155 - Must we be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize And sailed through bloody seas?
Page 359 - his letter establishing this trust is the following clause : "The general object which I desire to have exclusively pursued is the uplifting of the lately emancipated population of the Southern states and their posterity, by conferring on them the blessings of Christian education.
Page 94 - making- it a badge of honor, signifying the heroism and self-sacrifice in spirit of these forerunners of liberty. " Then lift that manly right hand, bold plowman of the wave, Its branded palm shall prophesy Salvation to the Slave; Hold up its fire-wrought language, that whoso reads may feel His heart swell strong within him, his sinews change to steel
Page 336 - It is vastly more important that we be prepared for the exercise of these privileges. Says the great Teacher : "I will draw all men unto me." How? Not by force, not by law, not by superficial glitter. Following in
Page 88 - resolutions, propositions, or papers relating in any way to the subject of slavery or the abolition of slavery shall, without being either first read or referred, HENRY WILSON. An anti-slavery agitator and
Page 145 - plantations? Again we return a negative answer. They have no Bibles to read by their own firesides; they have no family altars; and when in affliction, sickness or death, they have no minister to address to them the consolations of the Gospel, nor to bury them with solemn and appropriate services.
Page 35 - that it would be better not to know so many things than to know so many things that are not so. ' " In Africa.—From time immemorial slavery has existed in Africa. The oldest records of the human race, the inscriptions of the Nile valley, show us that
Page 372 - to teach respect for labor, to replace stupid drudgery with skilled hands, and to these ends to build up an industrial system for the sake not only of selfsupport and intelligent labor, but also for the sake of character.