By Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., provide a brand new exam of the impression of northern philanthropy on southern black schooling, giving unique awareness to the "Ogden movement," the final schooling Board, the Rosenwald Fund, and the Episcopal American Church Institute for Negroes. Anderson and Moss current major reinterpretations of key figures in African American schooling, together with Booker T. Washington, William H. Baldwin, Jr., George Foster Peabody, and Thomas Jesse Jones. harmful Donations explores either the good effect of the philanthropic foundations and the real barriers on their strength. White racial radicals have been suspicious that the northern companies sought to undermine the southern method of race kinfolk, "training negroes within the useless wish of social equality with whites." This feedback compelled the philanthropists and their brokers to maneuver carefully, looking white southern cooperation every time attainable. regardless of repeated compromises, northern philanthropists maintained a imaginative and prescient of race relatives and black strength considerably various from that held via the South’s white majority. Blacks challenged the rules, expressing their very own academic agendas in various methods, together with calls for for black academics, resistance to any certain racial curricula, and, every now and then, help for self reliant black faculties. The thousands of bucks in self-help philanthropy contributed through African american citizens additionally indicated their refusal to offer whole keep an eye on in their faculties to both the white South or far-off philanthropists within the North. No different students, in keeping with Louis R. Harlan, "have tested the debatable position of philanthropy with an analogous coolness, analytical ability, and protracted look for the reality as Eric Anderson and Alfred Moss. . . [they] have made a superb contribution to the heritage of schooling for either races within the segregated South of 1900 to 1930."
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Cromwell expressed outrage at reports that Cravath not only opposed Langston’s selection but also scolded the petitioners for their temerity, telling them, “you colored men are failures in the 14. McPherson, Abolitionist Legacy, 205, 206. 15 Ten years later, the death in 1885 of Wiley Lane, an African American who had been professor of Greek at Howard University, moved his eulogist, prominent black Presbyterian clergyman Francis J. Grimké, to recount the ﬁght waged by blacks on Howard University’s trustee board to secure Lane’s appointment in 1881.
Thus, the black community was doubly victimized by its poverty in that it was too poor to support adequately the educational institutions controlled by black organizations and unable to gain control of the white-run institutions judged its best schools. 42. E. Christian Recorder, July 1, 1875; Minutes of the American Association of Educators of Colored Youth, 1895, 24–26. 43. Monroe N. , The Negro Yearbook, 1915, 235. The African American Agenda for Education Ⅵ 37 George William Cook, dean of Howard University’s commercial department, was one of the leading members of the African American community who labored during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to remedy this situation.
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