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The Educated Negro and His Mission

The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers No. 8

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,711 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.6
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 977
Added to site: 2010.02.12
mnybks.net#: 26642
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ce the difficulties to be faced here where a people is segregated in certain portions--where the good and the bad must perforce live elbow to elbow, in constant contact and often consequent contamination. It needs settlement work of the most earnest kind, and only those who have standing and education will be able to do the desired good.

It is so often said to-day that the Negro should let politics alone that many have come to the conclusion that this is a field to be entirely abandoned. But the Negro has his public duties as a citizen to perform unless he proposes to drop out of sight, and in this field he has a duty. Here the man of education should do as it has seemed good for some of the Anglo-Saxon race--lend his help toward purifying the corrupt atmosphere, standing for what is upright and just. It is an incontrovertible fact that the standing one gains demonstrates the capabilities and worth of the race. To be clean-handed in all political dealings, to guard both honor and responsibility in matt

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