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Attention, Masons! A New Book of Interest to You Prince Hall and His Followers A carefully argued defense of the legitimacy of Negro Masonry in the United States, with notes and documents, by GEORGE W. CRAWFORD, 32° A graduate of Tuskgee, Talladega and Yale, formerly clerk of the Probate Court of New Haven and now a practicing lawyer there. Mr. Crawford is one of the best informed Masons in the country. COMMENTS From James F. Rikards, 33°, Most Puissant Sovereign Grand Commander, A. & A. Scottish Rite: "'Prince Hall and His Followers,' written by a scholarly Afro-American, presents to the Masonic world a treatise on the legitimacy of Negro Masonry that should be in the hands of every Mason seeking for Truth. The information contained in the chapter devoted to Prince Hall is alone worth to the young Mason the price of the book. Brother Crawford's easy and pleasing style creates in the reader a desire to complete the volume before putting the book out of his hands." From Henry A. Spencer, 33°, Grand Master and Grand Commander of Knights Templar of New York: "The book fills a long-felt want among intelligent Masons of our Race. To know that we are right, and to substantiate that fact by intelligent research and logical statements, is worth more to us than what the other fellow may say. This is what Brother Crawford's book does: and it should be in the hands of every Mason of our Race." From Jose H. Sherwood, 33°, Past Grand Master of Minnesota and Deputy Imperial Potentate of Shriners: "A very strong brief, setting forth plainly the legitimacy of Prince Hall Masonry, and, as well, a stern call to all Negroes to assume full pride in the happy possession of a Rite which can show such clear proofs of its contentions." From William H. Grimshaw, 33°, Past Grand Master of the District of Columbia and author of "A History of Colored Freemasonry": "I have read with great pleasure 'Prince Hall and His Followers.' The book is well written, containing clear and convincing diction. The impartial accuracy with which the facts are marshalled makes the book a very valuable asset to Masons." Price One Dollar. Postage Extra. ORDER NOW AGENTS WANTED THE CRISIS 70 Fifth Avenue, New York Mention The Crisis 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. BURGHART DU BOIS AUGUSTUS GRANVILLE DILL, Business Manager Contents Copyrighted, 1915, by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Contents for April, 1915 [[2 column table]] [[topic]] | Page PICTURES COVER DESIGN. Photograph from life. Decorations by Richard L. Brown. | HEADINGS AND DECORATIONS. By A. G. Kennedy. | THE LATE EX-CONGRESSMAN ROBERT SMALLS. Reproduction from a wood-cut | 273 MUSIC "He 'Rose." A Negro Folk-Song. Transcribed by J. Rosamond Johnson | 294 ARTICLES THE FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENTS OF COLORED PEOPLE Report of the Chairman | 286 Report of the Director of Publications and Research | 296 Report of the Treasurer | 297 Report of the Secretary | 298 Branches | 300 The Spingarn Medal | 307 N.A.A.C.P. Officers | 307 POEMS. By William Stanley Braithwaite | 309 THE IMMEDIATE PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO. By W.E.B. DuBois | 310 MR. TAYLOR'S FUNERAL. A Story. By Charles W. Chesnutt | 313 DEPARTMENTS ALONG THE COLOR LINE | 267 MEN OF THE MONTH | 273 OPINIONS | 276 EDITORIAL | 284 THE BURDEN | 316 TEN CENTS A COPY; ONE DOLLAR A YEAR FOREIGN SUBSCRIPTIONS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS EXTRA RENEWALS: When a subscription blank is attached to this page a renewal of your subscription is desired. The date of the expiration will be found on the wrapper. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: The address of a subscriber can be changed as often as desired. In ordering a change of address, both the old and the new address must be given. Two weeks' notice is required. MANUSCRIPTS and drawings relating to colored people are desired. They must be accompanied by return postage. If found unavailable they will be returned. Entered as Second-class Matter in the Post Office at New York, N. Y. [[image - logo of ALLIED PRINTING TRADES (UNION LABEL) COUNCIL NEW YORK CITY]]
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