8i Separation or Continuity, Which?
Educator the opinion of quite a number of our representative col¬
ored ministers and laymen.
J. C. Hartzell.
The answers to the above communication imply four thing ;
i. Perfect Contentment. 2. Dissatisfaction. 3. Dircouragement.
4. Recognition of manhood.
Having traveled extensively through South Carolina and having
been in contact with many of the leading laymen in several parts,
1 have found not the least particle of dissatisfaction among them
but on the other hand, nothing but praise and admiration have they
to give for the Old Chuich which has been such a blessing to them
spiritually, educationilly and financially. J. E. Wilson.
There was never a better spirit existing in our Methodism than
now, as far as I have been able to learn satisfaction prevails.
W. R. R. Duncan.
In my traveling as Presiding Elder over a large district and
knowing my people as I do, they never were better satisfied with
the Methodist Episcopal Church than they are to day.
I. M. Shumpert.
In my opinion there is a growing restlessness and dissatisfaction
on the part of the Negro membership in the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The ground of the restlessness and discontent is found
in the fact that no Negro in the Church has been elected to any
commanding position involving supervision over both white and
colored, and the conviction that the state of public sentiment does
not warrant any such promotion, and never will so long as the two
races remain separate in their social life. C. N. Grandison.
There is dissatisfaction among some of our members, I would
not pretend to say that it is general. A. G. Townsend.