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may have to go farther andanake a special

legislation under nar conditions tostop not only mob violence and lynchinge against ememy aliens but all hruman beings regardless of

race or color.

tte an old camerons sore chronically staged and like such will eat out the healt of all the efforts and sacrificie of our beloved country and dishonor the heroes who are field.

any their lives for denmocracy to protect all

mankind alike.

Leet us hray to God that much good

will bear friik of your late effort, to help erroring humanity.

Respectfully

Of Cravath Dunkson Chairman Supressson of Lgrickling of the W. H. Reoderation 3 Sodin St Cambridge Yass

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The Ifthite Touse flashington f 2.0S a.n. 13tn.

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VIEO, TONRS, [AuS. 12, 1875.

THE PRESIDENT. We, the T. P. S. C. E. and Bible School Convention of the Colored Christian Church, State of Texas, by way of appreciation of the interest

manifested in us as part of this great nation by its President as sot forth in his recent proclamation conderming mob law, unjust discriminatio

and all prejudices inconsistent with demooratic government, beg to offer the following resolutions that your attitude toward this great social dis-

order comes at a time when it can be most highly appreciated by the race and the nation. It is calculated to go a long ways in checking this very

undemoeratic practice. Every section of this country endorees every word you said and conmends the very high stand taken by the nation's President.

Respectfully submitted,

I. C. Smith, Chairman, V. D. Pratt,

M. Knight, L. H. Crawford,

T. S. Anderson, W. E. Jacobs,

J. N. Ervin,

T. E.Campbell, J. M. McCoy,

1. A. Bille, 152384

T. V. Pratt, Secy, Frairi

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Wext Meeting at State College Frangeburg, 3C. IUIY 3O-AD.3. 1919.

National Assaciation of Ceachers in CalorepSchuals

Ditus K. Mlons, Secretary OFFICERS:

Vio2s Crcifth Street

PRES. S. G. ATKINS. President,

Augusth, 6n., (Aus. 13. 1918

Winston-Salem, N. C.

SILAS K. FIOYD, Secretary, Augusta, Ga.

MISS MAGGIE A. NANCE, AsSt. Sec. Baton Rogue. La.

PRIN. G. C. WILKINSON, Registrar.

Hon. Woodrow Wilson.

President of the United States.

Washington, D. C.

Washington, D. C

MISS IDA C. PLUMMER, AsSL. Registrar, Washington, D. C.

MASOR W. H. A. HOWARD, Treasurer. Tallahassee, Fia.

VICE-PRESIDENTS: PRES BYRD PRILLERMAN, W. Va.

MRS. L. C. CLARK, OKiahoma. PROF. L. E. WHITE, Georgia

PRES. O. L. COLEMAN, Louistana.

PRES. JAMES M. GANDY, Virginia

EKECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 1. S. CLARK (La.), Chairman.

V. T. B. WILLIAMS Va.). Vice-Chairman JOHN HOPE (Ga.). H. L. McCROREY N. C.). MISS E. F. MERRITT D. C). J. M. FRAHER (La.). J. K. WILLIAMS CFex). N. B. VOUNG

Fia.). 2. T. HUBERT (Miss), CLEMENT RICHARDSON (Mo.). JOHN B. PIERCE Va). 1. W. SCOTT V. Va.). w. H. HOLLOWAY

(Ala.). F. A. McKENHE (Tenn), MASON A HAKINS (Md.). WV. E. DAY COKla). R. 8.

WILKINSON (S. C). W. B. MATTHEWS

(KY.)

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To the President: It gives me pleasure to transmit to you the following resolution adopted at the recent annual session of the National Association of

Teachers in Colored Schools, held at Hasperts

Ferry, V. Va., July 31-Aus. 4. 1918: RESOLYED that this Association pledges itself to give its support and influence to the Government, and to assist in any way it can in winning the war for democracy. We

commend most heartily the President of the United States for the outspoken position he

has taken regarding lynching, and we assure him of our profound interest and sincere prayers in his efforts to remove this scourge from the

nation.

In order that you might see, Mr. President, the whole set of resolutions adopted, showing the attitude of the colored teachers of the country in time of war, I an taking the liberty of enclosing herewith a copy of

same published in the Augusta Chronicle of Mon

day, Aug. 12.

With assurances of good-will and with sentiments of high appreciation of your in-

valuable service to Anrica and to the world. I am

Very respectfully yours,

Dilar X. Floyd

Secretary National Assoolation of Teachers in Colored Schools.

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THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, MUNUAL, AUGUST 12, 1818 K. OF C. ACTIVITIES AT ) ENTERTAINMENTS AL)

UULUIHLU TLHUIILD

Last week was an exceptional busy

week at No. 1 building.Every

night except Saturday evening there was some-

s um UI n

Becan

attend ainme

thing going on. There were movies.

are b. day marked an unasual fine vandeville capac

Sunday, Monday and Friday nights. Tues

Pledge Support and Infiuence to

show and a double headline proved " ing

great attraction on Wednesday night.

Assist in Any Way They Can to

has

pos

Following several boxing bouts by the wh

Bring Victory Over Imperial

specialists’ company, the K. of C. and

German Government.

the S. W. B. held one of the finest en-

6.

tertainments that has ever been pre- 1

sented by two organizations at the camp.

(By Siias K. Floyd)

II was the frst time that the Jewish Weifare Board and the Knights of Co-

The following resolutions, unant- lambus

joined hands in promoting enter-

tainments for the beys and its success

mously passed by the recent national

was so gratifying that General Secretary

convention of colored teachers in an-

Donahoe and Secretary Shiparte plan to nual session at Harpers Ferry, Va., may repeat the work

District Supervisor Warren V. Hall, of

be of general interest, especially 2

showing the attitude of the colored the southern division for the Knights of teachers of the United States in these

Columbus War activities, spent several

stirring war-times. Secretary of the

Treasury, Hon. Wm. 6. MeAdoo, has said that the teachers in these days and

times are the outposts of civilization; and, therefore, a pronouncement from

days at the camp. He was much pleased at the progress of the work and he had

an opportunity to witness the Vaudeville

show Tuesday night.

the teachers on national questions

Secretary Thomas Dewan, of No. 2

building, is spending a sew days at Ma-

should be of general interest. The res- con, Ga.

olutions follow:

A Call to Teachers and Parents. We heartily endorse the annual ad

dress of the president of our association. and we especially commend tis high spirit of patrictism and its plea

for increased facilities for universal ed-

The K. of C. secretaries will have their

picturetaken in " Froup this week.

General Secreiary Bonanoe has been

ordered by headquarters to have the photograph taken.

ucation. We join him in urging teach-

ers to remain at their posts and not

to be allured away from their patriotic service in educating youths by attrae

tive salaries in other fields of labor. That it is the sense of this body that

we urge upon parents everywhere to

keep their children in school, and that they should not aliow the discouraging effects of the draft nor the temporary attraction of high wages. to lessen their efforts in any way to educate their chil.

dren. And that, while this education must include college training, it must

be largely industrial and highly prac-

tical.

Edication and the State.

Whereas between 40,000 and 50,000

educational program, and we arge the teachers and school boards in every way to make possible the Kindergarten in

elementary schools. And we also place ourseives on record as approving and

desiring the development of the re-

markable musical instincts of the negro children, and we plead, therefore, for

well-trained teacers of muste in our public and private schools. The Officers Training Camp. Whereas the negro colieges and oth-

cer private institutions, through the

preparation of theirstudents and

through direct initiative, did so much to make possible and successfal train-

camps for negro officers at Des illiterate men were brought into the ing Moines, lowe; be it resoived that we army by the first call under the draft, and whereas the later calls are revealing the same appalling conditions of

illiteracy, and since the great majority of these unfortunate men are negroes

from the south; be it resolved that we memorialize the several states to make

adequate provision for the education of negro youths and thus more effecively destroy ignorance, which is the

arch enemy of democratic institutions

In this connection we urge all the states

commend the mespecially for the great racial and patriotic service which they

have rendered, and we express the hope that they may equally well continue to

keep themsives alive t the eneeds of the negro and the nation in the fature. Lessons Fro mthe War.

We arge our institutions of learn-

ing to keep a sharp lookent for the vai-

uable practical lessons that the war is foreing upon the attention of educators everywhere-especially the lessonsin

to follow the good example of West training men and women speedily for irginia in paying equal salaries to all eachers for the same grade of work. We urse the teachers of negro youths

practical industrial efficiency as well

as along lines of patritism and philan.

to train them carefully and thoroughly thropy. n their civic duties and responsibili

ies, and to encourage them in the fall

and proper exercise of their civic rights and privileges Winning the War.

Resolved that this association pledges

in addition to the above the resolu

tion carried the sunal thanks of the association to Storer college, the West

Virginia State Teachers' association and

the citizens of Harper's Ferry for hospitality extended the convention; and to

itself to give it support and infinence Hon. P. P. Claxton, United States comto the government and to assist in any missioner of education, to Mr. Lewis A. Carriss and Mr. J. A. Sargent, both of way it can in winning the war for de mocracy. We commend most heartily the federal vocational education bureau, the president of the United States for Dr. George E. Haynes, from the labor the outspoken position Bureeau. Captain Arthar Spingarn from has taken regarding lynching, and he public health and to 1. Arthur we assure O. Craig from the food istration him of our profound int and sincers prayers in his efforts

move theis

department, for their pre

helpful contributions to scourge from the natic the meeting. Prol. R. N oes. Playgrounds for the accomplished young This association endieres the great

value of playgrounds for negro children,

nd their ecess of

iel Dett.

absician and

composer, of Hampton Institute, was

and feels that an appeal should be made formally thanked for his able direction through the proper representatives to of the music during the sessions of the

the National Playground association for

direction as to the means of establish.

ment and operating playgrounds for

colored children We also endorse the

great value of the Kindergarten in any

6

ernment did not extend to the vari ous local soviets. These were the loos

est sort of little organizations subject to every kind of local influenge which might be brought to bear on them. Very

often these influences were pro-Gefman. German, Austrian or Magyar prisoners who had perfect freedom throughout Si.

beria and of course were concentrated along the main rail line either were

convention.

The chief officers of the association

are Smith D. Atkins, president of the North Carolina StateNormal school.

Wiuston-Salem, N. C., president; Dr.

Byrd Prillerman, president of the State colored college of West Virginis. Insti-

ve. W. Va., first vice president; excccu-

tive secretary Silas X. Floyd. Augusta. Ga.; assistant secretary, Maggie A Nance, Baton Rouge,La.; Registrar,

Principal C. C. Wilkinson, of the Hun-

bar High school, Washington City: Ida C. Plummer, Washington, D. C., assist-

ant registrar; and Prof. W. H. A. How.

ard, commandant of the State colored college of Florida, Tallahassee, Fla.

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IIOIILIL

LITLLNLSSTIVIT

Becan Last week was an exceptional busy week at No. 1 building. Every night attend

61

except Saturday evening there was some

thing going on. There were mortes. tainme

Pledge Support and Infiuence to Assist in Any Way They Can to Bring Victory Over Imperisl

Sunday, Monday and Friday nights. Tues

are b.

show and a double headline proved

ing

day marked an anusual fine vandeville capac Great attraction on Wednesday night.

"

Following several boxing bouts by th

specialists company, the K. of C. and

the S. W. B. held one of the finest en

German Government.

tertainments that has ever been pre

sented by two erganirations at the camp.

(By Silas K. Floyd)

The following resolutions, unant-

II was the Arst time that the Jewish Weifare Board and the Knights of Columbus joined hands in promoting enter-

tainments for the boys and its suecess convention of colored teachers in an was so gratifying that General Secretary mously passed by the recent national

nual session at Harpers Ferry, Va., may

be of general interest, espectally

showing the attitude of the colored

teachers of the United States in these

stirring war-times. Secretary of the

Donahoe and Secretary Shipario plan to

repeat the work District Supervisor Warren V. Hall, of the southern division for the Knights of

Columbus War activities, spent several days at the camp. He was much pleased

Treasury, Hon. Wm. 6. MeAdoo, has said at the progress of the work and he had that the teachers in these days and an opportunity to witness the vaudeville times are the outposts of civilization;

and, therefore, a pronouncement from the teachers on national questions

show Tuesday night. Secretary Thomas Dewan, of No. 2

building, is spending a sew days at Ma

should be of general interest. The res- con, Ga.

olutions follow; 4 Call

to Teachers and Parents.

We heartily enderse the annual ad

dress of the president of our associa-

tion. and we especially commend is

high spirit of patrictism and iis ples

for increased facilities for universal ed

ication. We join him in urging teachers to remain at their posts and not to be allured away from their patrictic service in educating youths by attrae

The K. of C. secretaries will have their picturetaken ina Troup this week.

General Secreiary Bonahoe has been ordered by headquarters to have the

hotograph taken.

educational Program, and we arge the

teachers and school boards in every was

to make possible the Kindergarten in

tive salaries in other fields of labor. That it is the sense of this body that elementary schools. And we also place we urge upon parents everywhere

keep their children in school, and that

they should not allow the discouraging

effects of the draft nor the temporary

attraction of high wages. to lessen their efforts in any way to educate their chil

dren. And that, while this education must include college training. it must

be largely industrial and highly prac

tical.

ourseives on record as approving and desiring the development of the re

markable musical instincts of the negro children, and we plead, therefore, for

well-trained teacersof mustc in our ublic and private schools.

The Officers Training Camp

Whereas the negro colieges and othcer private institutions, through the Preparation of their

2

students and

through direct initiative, did so much Education and the State Whereas between 42,000 and 50,000 to make possible and successful train. illiterate men were brought into the ing camps for negro officers at De

oines, lowe; be it resoived that we

army by the first call under the draft

commend the mespecially for the great

ing the same appalling conditions of

racial and patriotic service which the have rendered, and we express the hope

and whereas the later calls are reveal-

illiteracy, and since the great majority of these unfortunate men are negroe

from the south; be it resolved that w memorialize the several states to mak

adequate provision for the education

of negre youths and thus more effec

tively destroy ignorance, which is the

that they may equally well continue to

keep themsives alive t the eneeds of the

negro and the nation in the fature. Lessons Fro mthe War. We arse our institations of learn ing to keep a sharp lookent for the vai

arch enemy of democratic institutions. aable practical lessons that the war 1s

In this connection we urge all the states to follow the good example of West

foreing upon the attention of educators

everywhere -especially the lessons in

Virginia in paying equal salaries to all

raining men and wemen speedily for practical industrial efficiency as well

to train them carefully and thorought

Chropy. in addition to the above the resola

teachers for the same grade of work We uree the teachers of negre youth

in their eivic duties and responsibili ties, and to encourage them in the fal

and proper exercise of their eivic rights

and privileges

is along lines of patritism and philan

ion carried the sunal thanks of the

association to Storer college, the West

Virginia State Teachers' assoclation and

the citizens of Harper's Ferry for hospi Winning the War Resolved that this association pledge tality extended the convention; and to

tself to give it support and infinence on. P. P. Claxton, United States comto the government and to assist in anx missioner of education, to Mr. Lewis A arriss and Mr. J. A. Sargent, both of way it can in winning the war for de

mocracy. We commend most heartily he federal vocational education bureau. the president of the United States for Dr. George E. Haynes, from the labor urecau. Captain Arthar Spingarn from the outspoken position has taken regarding lynching, and

him of our profound int

prayers in his efforts

scourge from the natic

we assure

and sincer

more theis

Playgrounds for 0es This association endewes the great value of playgrounds for negro children.

he public health and to

C. AFEBO

lepartment, for their pre= helpful contribations t the meeting. Prof. R. N.

nd their

U. Craig from the food

istration ecess of

1el Dett.

he accomplished young afflician and

composer, of Hampton Institute, was

and feels that an appeal should be made

formally thanked for his able direction

the National Playground association for

convention

through the proper representatives to of the musie during the sessions of the direction as to the means of establish. ment and operating playgrounds for colored children. We also endorse the

great value of the Kindergarten in any 2

ernment did not extend to the vart

The chief officers of the association

are Smith D. Atkins, president of the

North Carolina State Normal school, Wiuston-Salem, N. C., president; Dr. Byrd Prillerman, president of the State

colored college of West Virginis, Instive. W. Va, first vice president; excecu

ive secretary Silas K. Fleyd, Augusta. Ga.: assistant secretary, Magrie est sort of little organizations subject Nance, Baton Rouge, La; Registrar. ous local soviets. These were the loos

to every kind of local influenge which

might be brought to bear on them. Vers

often these influences were pro-Gegman German, Austrian or Magyar prisoners

who had perfect freedom throughout 81

Principal G. C. Wilkinson, of the Hun ar High schoel, Washington City: Ida

C. Plummer, Washington, D. C., assistant registrar; and Prof. W. H. A. How.

beris and of course were concentrated

ard. commandant of the State colored

actively at work in the sevicts or were

treasurer.

along the main rail line either were college of Florida, Tallahassee, Fia. able to agitate effectively against our

troops who refssed absolutely to listen

0 any of their overtures The consevence was that everywhere

our units ran into difficulties.

They

The next session of the association

will be held at Orangeburg, 8. C.

he state colored college of South Caroina, July 30 to August 3, 1819.

has pos

wi

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