THE COLORED RACE.
THE history of the colored race has called forth
more speculation than that of any other race.
It has received the attention of men of all climes and
ages; and the various ways by which it has been
turned by the wheel of fortune have properly won for
it the terms remarkable and peculiar.
The archives of time have been ransacked dili¬
gently through, in most cases erroneously, in account¬
ing for the origin of this race. But a survey of the
field of history teaches us, that the colored race is
descended from Ham, son of Noah; that Ham mi¬
grated to Africa with his sons, Menes, Phut, and Cush,
and from these the colored race sprang. This is
a settled fact, which no learned man will dispute.
Again, we learn that the original settlers of Egypt and
Ethiopia were black—consequently, trie original part
of the colored race. We do afltaWrjw that the
Ethiopians were black. Taking it for granted that the
first settlers of Africa were black, we claim for the
colored race a noble origin, which no authentic histo¬
rian can dispute. This race was one of the first that
engaged in science, arts and literature. It was this