number of articles on miscellaneous subjects to dif¬
ferent papers. He now corresponds with "The Na¬
tional Pilot," "The Home Mission Monthly," "The
Freeman," and "The A M. E. Review." He also
conducts for "The Progressive Educator" the depart¬
ment on "Theory and Practice of Teaching."
He is one of our few successful colored authors. In
1883, he published his "Negro Race, a Pioneer in
Civilization." In 1884, he wrote "The Theory of Rev.
John Jasper Concerning the Sun" in the life of Jasper.
In 1885, he sent from the press his "Life and Times
of Cap't R. A. Paul" and "Why We are Baptists."
These works had a good circulation. I here quote
the following words of Prof. R. W Whiting in regard
to his "Science, Art, and Methods of Teaching" pub¬
lished in 1887 : The crowning act of his life and the
brightest star of hope for the future Negro author is
the success of his work 'Science, Art, and Methods
of Teaching.' This work is the rose of Negro litera¬
ture and the standard work on the subject among our
people. Its success and reputation have been won¬
derful. It has been endorsed by thirty newspapers,
sixty educators, been adopted in the course of the
Virginia Teachers' Association and is used as a text¬
book in four normal schools. It has had a good cir¬
culation among white parents and educators. It is
used as a reference work in the libraries of twenty-five
prominent institutions of learning, and has been cir¬
culated in California, Mexico, Hayti, New York,
Philadelphia, Indiana, Ohio, and all the Southern
IV A Convincing Orator.
The subject of our sketch has a wide reputation as