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"Our Heroes of Destiny"
Honorables Frederick Douglass, John M. Langston, Blanche K. Bruce, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Booker T. Washington
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Mrs. Booker T. Washington
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Judson W. Lyons
T. Thomas Fortune
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Volume Four July, 1912 Number Three
J. PIERPONT MORGAN has offered to give the last $25,000 of the endowment fund which Fisk University is endeavoring to raise. About $135,000 remains to be subscribed.
In Philadelphia a citizens' committee charges that the 2,000 colored American children of school age are discriminated against and segregated in the public schools. They say that not only are colored children refused admission to certain schools and made to walk long distances, but even in the same school some colored children have not a proper supply of the text books. Some, while in the same room with other children, are placed on one side of the room by themselves; others in the same building are placed in a separate room, where one teacher at-tempts to teach several grades; in other instances the colored children are placed in an annex which is badly located, unsanitary and overcrowded, while the parent building is large and well ventilated, with unoccupied rooms, sufficient to accommodate colored children who have been taken out of this building and placed in said annex. The colored people are threatening to take the matter to court unless their request for a colored member of the school board is granted.
The commencement honors in Northern colleges include two colored dotors of philosophy mentioned elsewhere, a commencement speaker, John Arnett Mitchell, at Bowdoin, and numbers of athletic honors.
In the grammar schools' oratorical con-tests at Hillburn, N. Y., out of seven contestants Cecelia E. Gunner, a colored girl, won first prize and Ira Smith, a colored boy, won second prize. 
A chorus of twenty-six Hampton students is making a summer trip for the purpose of raising money for the institution. They will camp in tents and will tour eight States.
One hundred and eighty-four graduates were awarded diplomas and certificates at the thirty-seventh anniversary exercises at Tuskegee Institute. Major R. R. Moten de-livered the address and several thousand people were present.
Twenty thousand people saw the annual competitive drill of the Washington Colored High Schools. Company A, Captain A. C. Logan, of the M Street High School, was declared the winner. 
Dr. W. P. Thirkield has resigned the presidency of Howard University to become a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Among those who have been spoken of to succeed him are Kelly Miller and George W. Cook. During Dr. Thirkfield's incumbency of the presidency he has secured four large buildings, a central heating plant, increased equipment for all departments and large appropriations from Congress. 
Among the summer schools for colored teachers to be held during vacation are those at Hampton, Knoxville, Manassas and Nashville.

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