count up the cost and begin to do yvmr part. If 37ou have never
thought of race pride, think now7. Not onty think, but act w7ell y7our
part. Without the ennobling power of the woman we can never be a
great and noble race. If 37oung men aspire to reach the highest pin¬
nacles of fame, the37 rise but to fall lower, unless the women are pure
and will demand respect. Learn to resent insults, young women.
Learn t< > respect and defend the women of our race, y7oung men.
I would that I had a thousand tongues, and every7 tongue a thou¬
sand voices, and every7 voice a thousand echoes that could reach from
America to the utmost parts of Africa, and I would speak in loudest
tone, with animating voice to every7 negro woman, and bid her take
up woman's responsibility7, come together and begin to act, begin to
do, and exert their power in the light direction, and the world will
feel it. Not as it would feel an earthquake shock, but as the globe
feels that grand cohesive power which cements its heterogeneous
masses and binds them in one harmonious band.
REV GEORGE WYLIE CLINTON, A.M.
EDITOR OF THE " STAR OP ZION,'" THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH.
fHE subject of this sketch was born in Lancaster County, South
Carolina, March 28, 1859. His father having died when he was
but two years old, he was brought up in the home of his grand¬
parents, with whom he and his mother lived until he was sixteen
years old. He received the training of the common schools of Lan¬
caster County and entered the senior class of the preparatory de¬
partment of the South Carolina University, an institution which has
sent out siime of the first men of the South, in both the civil and
the ecclesiastical spheres. He remained in the South Carolina Uni¬
versity until he had completed his sophomore year in the classical
department. This was the year 187(5 when Wade Hampton was
elected by the Democratic party Governor of South Carolina, and as
a consequence colored students were compelled to withdraw from