A SCHOOL HISTORY
NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA.
The Origin of the Negro is definitely known.
Some very wise men, writing to suit prejudiced
readers, have endeavored to assign the race to a
separate creation and deny its kindred with Adam
and Eve. But historical records prove the Negro as
ancient, as the most ancient races—for 5000 years
into the dim past mention is made of the Negro race.
The pyramids of Egypt, the great temples on the Nile,
were either built by Negroes or people closely related
to them. All the science and learning of ancient
Greece and Rome was, probably, once in the hands of
the foreparents of the American slaves. They are,
then, descendants of a race of people once the most
powerful on earth, the race of the Pharaohs. His¬
tory, traced from the flood, makes the three sons of
Noah, Ham, Shem, and Japheth, the progenitors of
the three primitive races of the earth—the Mongo-