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President
MOORFIELD STOREY
Vice-Presidents
ARCHIBALD H. GRIMKE
REV. JOHN HAYNES HOLMES
BISHOP JOHN HURST
JOHN E. MILHOLLAND
MARY WHITE OVINGTON
OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD

Executive Officers
DR. J. E. SPINGARN, Chairman of Board
OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD, Treasurer 
DR. W. E. B. DU BOIS, Director of Publications and Research
ROY NASH, Secretary 
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, Field Secretary

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE

DIRECTORS 

Chicago
JANE ADDAMS
DR. C. E. BENTLEY
Boston
JOSEPH PRINCE LOUD
BUTLER R. WILSON
Baltimore
BISHOP JOHN HURST
DR. F. N. CARDOZO
Springfield, Mass.
REV. G. R. WALLER

Washington
PROF. GEO. WILLIAM COOK
Brooklyn
DR. V. MORTON JONES
DR. O. M. WALLER 
New Haven
GEORGE W. CRAWFORD
Philadelphia
DR. WILLIAM A. SINCLAIR

New York
REV. HUTCHINS C. BISHOP
MRS. FLORENCE KELLEY
PAUL KENNADAY
CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL
ARTHUR B. SPINGARN
CHARLES H. STUDIN
DR. JOHN G. UNDERHILL
LILLIAN D. WALD
WILLIAM ENGLISH WALLING

A time of National Crisis must be a time of redoubled effort and vigilance if the Negro is to advance his status during the war as the women of England and the oppressed masses of Russia have advanced theirs. The N. A. A. C. P. never needed your support more than now.

Date ………………………, 1917.
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WITH 4-PAGE MEMPHIS SUPPLEMENT

THE CRISIS
A RECORD OF THE DARKER RACES

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, AT 70 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, CONDUCTED BY W. E. BURGHARDT DU BOIS; AUGUSTUS GRANVILLE DILL, BUSINESS MANAGER

Contents Copyrighted, 1917, by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Contents for July, 1917
PICTURES
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COVER. Design by Lorenzo Harris. 
PHI BETA KAPPA ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 113
RECIPIENTS OF HIGHER DEGREES ………………………………………………………… 115
HARVARD AND RADCLIFFE …………………………………………………………………………… 117
RANKING SCHOLARS, NEGRO COLLEGES ……………………………………………… 119
GRADUATES, NORTHERN COLLEGES ……………………………… 121, 123, 125

ARTICLES

OUR GRADUATES ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 116
"GRAY EYES." A Story. By "Jack Howard" ……………………………… 126
DEBATING AND ATHLETICS IN COLORED COLLEGES. By V. D. Johnston
and E. B. Henderson ………………………………………………………………………………… 129
ETHIOPIAN MAID. A Poem. By Walter Everette Hawkins …130
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK. By John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor
of New York City .................................. 132

DEPARTMENTS

EDITORIAL ......................................... 111
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED 
PEOPLE ............................................ 131
THE LOOKING GLASS ................................. 133
THE HORIZON ....................................... 139

THE CRISIS for August

Will be VACATION NUMBER with prize essays on "The Best Summer I Ever Spent" (see page 111), and the gripping finish of "Jack Howard's" story. Don't forget to change your summer address.

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