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Twentieth Century Negro Literature

Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 235,190 / 691 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,280
Added to site: 2006.07.07 14121

Edited by D.W. Culp.

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ntributors to this volume are worthy of notice. They are among the best we have. Some of them are personally known to the writer. They are men of experience, scholarly men, shunning rather than courting notoriety--just the class of men to guide a people, alas, too easily led astray by pretentious ignorance. From a number so large and so meritorious it would seem invidious to select any for special mention. It may not be out of place, however, to say a few words with reference to the editor and compiler, Dr. D. W. Culp. Born a slave in Union County, South Carolina, like many a black boy, he has had to forge his way to the front. In 1876 we find him graduating in a class of one from Biddle University--the first college graduate from that school. In the fall of the same year he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, and at the same time pursued studies in philosophy, history, and psychology in the university under the eminent Doctor McCosh. His first appearance in the university was the signal for a display of



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