A SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE
Can the Negro learn anything? was the first
question he had to answer after schools were estab¬
lished for him. He has answered this question sat¬
isfactorily to the most incredulous in every instance
where brought to a test. The fact that every slave
State had laws against his being taught before the
war, and that they opposed it afterwards, ought to
be a sufficient answer. But if this is not sufficient,
let speak the deeds of Professor Scarborough, of
Macon, Ga., author of a series of Greek text-books
which have been adopted at Yale; George W. Wil¬
liams, author of " History of the American Negro ;"
Jos. T Wilson, author of " Black Phalanx;" C. G.
Morgan, class orator at Harvard, 1890, and a host
WHAT THE SOUTH IS DOING FOR NEGRO EDUCATION.
It would be a serious error to omit, in speaking
of the educational progress of the Negro since free¬
dom, what has been done to help him by the South¬
ern States. Though at first bitterly opposed to
Negro education, there has been a wonderful change
of sentiment on this subject. They made laws