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Attention, Masons! A New Book of Interest to You Prince Hall and His Followers A carefully argued defense of legitimacy of Negro Masonry in the United States, with notes and documents, by GEORGE W. CRAWFORD, 32° A graduate of Tuskegee, 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 the intelligent Masons of our Race. To know that we are right, and to substantiate that fact by intelligent research and logical statements, it 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 or "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. BURGHARDT DU BOIS AUGUSTUS GRANVILLE DILL, Business Manager Contents Copyrighted, 1915, by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Contents for May, 1915 PICTURES COVER-Photograph from Life Page WILLIAM WILBERFORCE 13 CARTOON. By John Henry Adams 26 ARTICLES MR. TAYLOR'S FUNERAL. A Story. (Concluded) By Charles W. Chesnut 34 POEMS. By Benjamin Brawley 37 "OLIVER CROMWELL." By W.T. Freeman 42 DEPARTMENTS ALONG THE COLOR LINE 7 MEN OF THE MONTH 13 OPINIONS 16 EDITORIAL 28 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE 38 FIGHTING RACE CALUMNY 40 THE BURDEN 43 [[line]] 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 of your subscription 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 at Second-class matter in the Post Office at New York, N.Y. 483 [[image]] ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL UNION LABEL [/image]]
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