X BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH.
HONOR TO A MAN WHO HONORS HIS RACE AND HUMANITY.
Prof. W H. Crogman, A.M., who occupies the chair of
Greek and Latin in Clark University, Atlanta, in Christian
character, scholarship in his department, literary ability,
general culture, and distinguished services, stands, it is
safe to say, among the first four, if not at the very head,
of the colored race. In all the particulars mentioned, he
would honor a professorship in any college in the land.
The evening of May 5, 1891, the fiftieth anniversary of
Prof. Crogman's birth, was taken advantage of by his
friends to give some expression of their high appreciation
of him and his work. At the same time it brought out
the history of his life. It is a history which ought to be
set as an example before the youth of a race struggling
under adverse circumstances and great opposition into man¬
hood, usefulness and honor.
The whole plan of paying a tribute of recognition and
honor to Prof. Crogman was conceived and directed by
X)r. W P, Thirkield, President of Gammon Theological
Seminary, and was a unique success. In a happy speech
he referred to the milestone which the day marked in the
life of "our ancient friend," and said that some weeks ago,
with a view to looking up the history of Prof. Crogman,
he had sent out a number of letters to various parts of the
world. He proposed to have these letters read.