Viewing page 7 of 26



mark the grave of a man who had accomplished so much for his people."  

The Union Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church, Twenty-third Street, Washington, recently dedicated a mammoth new Carnegie organ.  A prominent organist played and Bishop Walters made an address.  This church boasts that it is the first church in this section to receive such a gift from Mr. Carnegie.

The colored citizens of Detroit sent a wreath to the bier of Father Charles O. Reilley, a much esteemed Catholic priest.


THE colored people of Jacksonville, Fla., are opposing the school bond issue.  Out of a bond issue of $1,000,000 for schools, the city is proposing to appropriate only $115,000 to colored people.  The colored people say that this is "unjust, outrageous and inequitable."  They add:

"As example of the partiality shown us in the past, the white schools now have property worth One Million ($1,000,000), while the colored only have property worth Thirty Thousand ($30,000), notwithstanding the number of colored children are said to be equal to the number of whites.  And now from this Million Dollar Bond Issue we are only to get One Hundred Fifteen Thousand ($115,000) for new buildings and equipment.  If you are fair minded, contrast the present comfortable buildings for whites, with the broken down shacks used by colored children and then you will agree with us in this contention."

During a meeting of educators in Cincinnati certain of the meetings were held at the Hotel Sinton which is owned by the wife of ex-President Taft.  Colored delegates were not allowed to use passenger elevators.

The Los Angeles Times conducted a women's subscription contest with automobiles for prizes.  It announced the "no colored ladies are eligible."

When Peter Bell, a Negro lawyer, appeared at the Camden County Superior Court, South Carolina, he had to be protected by the sheriff as the white natives had never seen a colored lawyer.

White citizens of St. Louis are trying to have the entrance to the colored high school changed to a less conspicuous street.

Oklahoma is talking of changing her "Jim-Crow" car law in accordance with the supposed views of the Supreme Court.

It is reported from Tuskegee that the accommodations for colored people at the San Francisco Exposition will be poor.


THE lynchings since our last record have been as follows:
Alexander Hill, Brooksville, Miss. - murder.
Pink Goodson, Hickory, N. C., - living in a white neighborhood.

The wife and child of Joe Perry, Henderson, N. C., were killed and Perry and his brother probably fatally wounded - reason unknown.

Six residents of West Philadelphia have been haled to court for riot last November for trying to get rid of the Negro householder.




ON the 12th of May, 1789, William Wilberforce returned to his seat in the English House of Commons after a serious illness.  He found that his life work of stopping the African slave trade 

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact