read and study works written by colored men. It is
my earnest desire that teachers will use this book as
a supplementary work on reading. "Science, Art,
and Methods of Teaching" is thus used by a number
of teachers. It is also hoped that a number of fam¬
ilies will obtain it as a family-reading book.
Thirdly, young men and women in our schools and
colleges need works which will inform them on various
subjects not studied in our usual school courses.
This work is intended to supply a part of this infor¬
mation. Its style of composition will serve as models
for writing essays and orations, and much of its mat¬
ter will supply interesting and instructive declama¬
tions and selections for students.
Fourthly, it has always been my longing desire to
aid in the material, intellectual, and moral elevation
of our race. I have faith in our people, and believe
that good books will assist them. "Freedom and
Progress" is sent forth with the earnest prayer that it
will inspire our boys and girls, young men and young
women to achieve something for their race, state, and
I return my sincere thanks to my many friends and
students who suggested to me the propriety of pub¬
lishing this volume, and I am especially grateful to
my Heavenly Father and Savior for the inspiration,
health, opportunity, and money essential to its com¬
I sincerely hope that "Freedom and Progress" will
be as highly appreciated as my four other works,
which met with a flattering success.
DANIEL 13. WILLIAMS.
V X. _;<_._., January _th, l.'JO.