The Talks in this little volume are a selection of
those made on various occasions within the last thir¬
teen years, and are now given to the public in com¬
pliance with a long-standing and oft-repeated request
of my friends, both black and white. Indeed, I can
hardly give any other excuse for publishing them.
As to their merits, others must judge. All the sub¬
jects treated are such as relate to the race with which
I am identified. In the discussion of these subjects
I have endeavored, whatever may have been my suc¬
cess, to use candor and moderation, to condemn the
wrong where I have seen the wrong, and commend
the right where I have seen the right, regardless of
the section of country in which the one or the other
W H. Crogman.
South Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 30, 1896.