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[[strikethrough]] was [[/strikethrough]] Maurice [[strikethrough]] P. [[/strikethrough]] [[underlined]] ^[[Pellison]] [[/underlined]], translated from the French by Maud[[strikethrough]]e[[/strikethrough]] Wilkinson, introduction by Frank [[strikethrough]] Justice [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Justus]] Miller, Professor at the University of Chicago, and published by the [[strikethrough]] Shertoka(?) Center [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Chautauqua Century]] Press, New York, 1897. [[strikethrough]] The others were: [[/strikethrough]] "A Short History of [[strikethrough]] Medieval [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Mediaeval]] Europe" by Oliver T. Thatcher, New York [[strikethrough]] Shertoka Center [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Chautauqua Century]] Press, 1897; and "Roman Life and Medieval Art," revised [[strikethrough]] in the [[/strikethrough]] ^[[and en]]large^[[d]] [[strikethrough]] edition [[/strikethrough]] ^[[with many new illustrations]] by W. H. Goodyear, [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] New York [[strikethrough]] Shertoka Center [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Chautauqua Century]] Press, 1897. ^[["The Social Spirit in America by C.R. Henderson.. New York, Chautauqua Century Press, 1897.]] The reading circles were held in each [[strikethrough]] others [[/strikethrough]] ^[[members]] home [[strikethrough]]s[[/strikethrough]]. Mother continued with the circles after she was married. In these circles, they would read and discuss ^[[the lessons.]] ^[[Professors from the University of Atlanta would come [[strikethrough]] down and hold classes and help them with their reading[[/strikethrough]] to Columbus, teach and lecture to the reading circle.]] They had a very good education in the 9th grade, including algebra. 
Mother was an [[strikethrough]] ardent [[/strikethrough]] ^[[avid]] reader, she ^[[loved Shakespeare and ]] taught me [[strikethrough]] Shakespeare and made [[/strikethrough]] me ^[[to]] understand [[strikethrough]] it [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Shakespeare.]] She also taught me English ^[[when I was in high school]] 
^[[All of my aunts, and Uncle Willie, prior to his moving to Atlanta, taught in the Columbus Public schools.]] The salaries of the school teachers during 1885-1907 were very low. They ranged from $190 to $243 to $270 for the school year of 8-^[[or]]9 months. The salaries for principals were $400-675. It depended on the enrollment and the number of pupils that were in the schools.

^[[X]] The[[strikethrough]]y[[/strikethrough]] ^[[colored]] also had their cultural clubs. I heard [[strikethrough]] momma [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Mamma]], Alma and Aunt Lizz[[strikethrough]]y[[/strikethrough]] ^[[ie Lizzie]] talk about [[strikethrough]] them [[/strikethrough]] ^[[these clubs]]. The art clubs were under the guidance of a friend who had been north ^[[, and attended]] [[strikethrough]] at [[/strikethrough]] Howard University [[strikethrough]] and Chicago [[/strikethrough]]. She was an artist. She taught [[strikethrough]] shadow [[/strikethrough]] ^[[china]] painting [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]] painting on velvet ^[[an other etc.]]  I remember [[strikethrough]] this [[/strikethrough]] very well [[strikethrough]] . T [[/strikethrough]] ^[[t]]he piece that
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