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6 THE CRISIS ADVERTISER [left column, first box] LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE SALISBURY, N. C. A Religious Co-Educational School with a Tradition Open to All Negroes: Only Merit Counts Students come from Twenty-nine States in the Union, from Canada, Africa, the West India Islands and Central America. And Graduates Make Good. Salisbury, North Carolina, an Ideal Place for Study with a Mild, Equable Climate, Pure Water, breezes from Pine and other Forests a Constant Tonic -- the Greatest Degree of Healthfulness. New Girls' Dormitory with all Modern Conveniences Accommodating 210 just Completed and Ready Courses of Study: Grammar School, Academy, Normal, College, Divinity, Music, and Industries for Boys and Girls. Expenses Moderate. Thirty-sixth Session Opens Wednesday, October 3, 1917. For Further Information Address D. C. SUGGS, President or J. E. Aggrey, Registrar. [left column, second box] 1870 CLARK UNIVERSITY 1917 SOUTH ATLANTA GEORGIA Most beautiful campus of 70 acres, commodious buildings with modern conveniences. High Scholarship -- Talented Faculty -- Well equipped library and laboratories -- Literary societies -- Athletics -- Co-educational -- Expenses very low, $100 per year of eight months will pay tuition, board, room, etc. Comfortable dormitories with steam heat and gas light. COURSES OF STUDY Domestic Science for girls, cooking, sewing, dressmaking, and embroidery. Pre-Academy -- 7th and 8th grades. Academy -- Four years with diploma. Pre-Medical -- Two years above academy. College -- Four years leading to A. B. degree. Normal -- Five years above grades with diploma. First Semester opens October 3, 1917. HARRY ANDREWS KING, President. [left column, third box] THE FLORIDA A. & M. COLLEGE Tallahassee, Florida Offers long and short courses in Mechanic Arts, in Home Economics, in Agriculture, in Education and in Science. For Catalog Address NATHAN B. YOUNG, President P. O. Drawer 524 [right column, first box] Don't Waste Your Evenings Never before in the history of the race has the demand for skilled colored help been so great as at the present time. Fall in with the spirit of the times for preparedness and learn a useful trade for the demand is greater than the supply. Enroll at BEREAN SCHOOL now and equip yourself in Stenography, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Upholstery, Woodworking, Plumbing, Dressmaking, Tailoring, Printing, Cooking, Waiting, Millinery, or Power Machine operating. 19th year and Fall Term opened Tuesday, October 2nd, 1917. Late afternoon and evening sessions, twice a week, specially adapted for the convenience of the day wage earners. Painstaking and efficient teachers, specialized training in all departments a marked feature. Efficiency our aim Helpfulness our object The doors are open now. Will you enter? Visitors welcome Gymnasium Beautiful Location Write the Principal of Berean Manual Training and Industrial School MATTHEW ANDERSON, D. D. 1926 S. College Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. [right column, second box] ST. MARY'S SCHOOL An Episcopal boarding school for girls, under the direction of the Sisters of St. Mary. Address: THE SISTER-IN-CHARGE 609 N. 43d St. W. Philadelphia, Pa. [right column, third box] STENOGRAPHERS WANTED All Races Prepare in the best school of its kind in the State Subjects Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, English, Penmanship, Civil Service Training, and SPANISH. COMMERCIAL CLASS Lenox Community Center -- at PUBLIC SCHOOL 89 Lenox Avenue and 135th St., New York City. Open All Year -- Four Evenings Weekly. Fitz W. Mottley, President. [right column, fourth box] THE STENOGRAPHERS' INSTITUTE Fall Term opened 1, 1917. Shorthand, typewriting, bookkeeping, business correspondence, business law, multigraphing, mimeographing, arithmetic, grammar, spelling, reading and writing. Apt students operate typewriters blindfolded accurately in two months and are able to pass Civil Service Examinations with ease in eight months. EDWARD T. DUNCAN, President, 1227 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. [right column, fifth box] COLEMAN COLLEGE GIBSLAND, LA. Supported by Baptist State Woman's Home Mission Society of Chicago and Boston and A. B. H. Society of New York. Students from six different states. Graduates exempted on first grade by Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. O. L. COLEMAN, President Books? See the Selected List on the Back Cover [footer] Mention THE CRISIS [[next page]] THE CRISIS Vol. 15 -- No. 1 NOVEMBER, 1917 Whole No. 85 Editorial THE OATH OF THE NEGRO VOTER As one of the Earth's Disowned I swear to hold my Ballot as the sacred pawn of Liberty for all mankind and for my prisoned race. I will accept no price for my priceless Vote, save alone just laws, honestly dealt, without regard to color, wealth or strength. I will make the first and foremost aim of my voting the Enfranchisement of every citizen, male and female; and particularly the restoring of the stolen franchise to my people, by which continuing theft the enemies of the Negro race sit in high places today and wretchedly misgovern. I will make the second object of my voting the division of the Social Income on the principle that he who does not work, be he rich or poor, may not eat; and that Land and Capital ought to belong to the Many and not to the Few. I will accept no Office which I cannot efficiently fill; I will judge all Officials by their service to the common weal and I will not regard the mere giving of Office to my friends as payment for my support of any party. I will judge all Political Parties not by their past deeds or their future promises but simply by the present acts of the Officials who represent them, and I will cast my vote for or against those officials accordingly. I will scan carefully the Record of every candidate for whom I must vote and especially of Congressmen, Legislators and local Officials, learning what manner of man each is, how he has carried out his trust and what pledges he makes in general; and in particular I will ask his attitude toward my race. I hereby solemnly pledge myself to join with others like-minded to myself in thus before each election, agreeing upon a list of suitable Candidates who by their records or promises seem most likely to secure good government and justice to black folk, and I will vote for these candidates, regardless of their party, race or sex. I will have firm faith in Democracy, despite its mistakes and inefficiency, knowing that in no other way can the common Experience, Want and Will be pooled for the common good, and that no Despot or Aristocrat can ever be wise or good enough to rule his fellowmen. In order to accomplish the above ends I hereby entrust the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its local branches with the investigation and co-operation necessary to the listing of suitable candidates for my franchise at each election. _________ Persons minded to sign the above oath will send their names to the Editor of THE CRISIS
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