Methodist Adventures in Negro Education
Methodist book concern, 1922 - 190 стор.
FOR the first time in the long years in which the Methodist Episcopal Church has labored for the education of the American Negro, a coordinated presentation of the remarkable story is now presented. It is a romance in education, and brings to the thousands of Methodists who have invested in the work of the Freedmen's Aid Society, now the Board of Education for Negroes, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, an adequate statement of the large returns their money has made possible. The author, the Rev. Jay S. Stowell, a member of the Publicity Staff of the Committee on Conservation and Advance of the Council of Boards of Benevolence of the Methodist Episcopal Church, has had an unusual opportunity to secure his facts and impressions. In addition to the records and the history of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose work for Negro girls is closely related to that of the Board of Education for Negroes, he had the privilege of a personal visit to each of the schools. This gives to the book that value which only firsthand knowledge makes possible.
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Сторінка 14 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard, and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free.
Сторінка 186 - NJ, and recommended that the Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education Society be directed to obtain from the State of Ohio an amended Act of Incorporation under the corporate name of "The Board of Education, Freedmen's Aid, and Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Сторінка 185 - For the relief and education of Freedmen and others, especially in cooperation with the Missionary and Church Extension Societies of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Сторінка 22 - Joseph's coat, not through pride and plenty, but through poverty, bootless and shoeless and stockingless, knowledgeless certainly, most would have said brainless. . . . There they sat, crouching over their primers, spelling with difficulty the easiest words, answering stammeringly the simplest questions, strong only in the gift of song and in the faith of their teachers.
Сторінка 174 - ... acknowledgment. Nor would we, on the other hand, have you ignore the fact that we have also helped ourselves. Freedom was a great educator to the negro, as it has usually been to other people. Indeed it must ever be the base of all true education. To build upon anything narrower would be useless, for when you begin to educate a human being it is hard to tell to what altitude he may rise. Let him feel that the earth is beneath him, Go I above him, and nothing in the intermediate space to check...
Сторінка 116 - New Orleans, he was one of the speakers. He is not a fluent speaker, except occasionally. In times of great enthusiasm, and when deeply moved, the few words he utters make a profound impression. Here are some of his sentences on that memorable occasion. Lifting his hands to the heavens he said: "I wonder if this is the world I was born in! For twenty years I was a slave on these streets. It was a penitentiary offense to educate a Negro. I have seen my...
Сторінка 174 - J above him, and nothing in the intermediate space to check his growth or chill his aspirations, and then you may begin to teach him the alphabet. Many things doubtless have come to the negro in this country in the inverted order, but his freedom and his education, I think, in the natural. Under the inspiration of the former and in the light reflected from the latter he has been enabled during the last two decades to learn quite a number of things...
Сторінка 142 - This school is under the auspices of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.