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The Southern Negro

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Since 1862 the north has paid $17,000,000 to eduoate the Bouthern negro. Most of it has been coUeeted and f orwarded by the churoh societies. One society, the American Siissionary association, alone has forwarded $10,000,000. But the north has paid f or negro education leas than half as much as the south. Southern states aince 1868 have raised by taxes $37,000,000 for the sama purpose. As to the resulta attained, Gen. Armstrong, who has had charge of the negro and India n school at Hampton, Va., ever eince it started, is well qualified to peak. The Hampton school was estabUshed twenty-one years ago. It now hos over 600 student, of whoin 140 are Indians, the rest negroes. There were only flfteen pupils at the opening of Hanipton Normal and Agricultura! institute. The studnts have opportunity to pay their expenses by manual labor. A farm and shops are connected with the school. The colored pupils earn nearly $50,000 anaually by manual labor. Oen. Armstrong Baya: Labor is the greateet moral forca io clvillzatlon, and the uivral vuluo of our Industrial systein ia it eilief excuse. Suidants wbo come to us wlta littla or nothing can pa y taeir school billa In labor, tlnja TH"g their iwverty ineans of graoe, for through lts tralulng in selt help come skfil, character and success. The graduates go out among their own people all through the Bouth and becoma teachers. They incĂșlcate a highor morality, and new and botter intellectual and industrial training. Gen Armstrong continĂșes: The negro is not what he was twnty-flve years ago, and tho nest half oentury will see great The new industrial spirit that ia waking the whole south ia also reaching out and rfjaking up the black rao too. -


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