race that instructed the world in the all-important
topics of ancient days. It was this race that filled an¬
cient Africa with those noble and wondrous specimens
of human arts. It built the great Pyramids of Egypt,
the obelisk and those beautiful cities of the Nilotian
region. The learned men of ancient Greece and other
countries went to Africa in search of wisdom. Be¬
fore civihzation reached the shores of Greece, or the
oiood of Spartan patriots dyed the fields of Laceda-
TZ' f COl°red race was the leading one on earth.
And, for centuries, it disseminated its boundless trea¬
sure of knowledge to other nations. But, while the
negro race was at the zenith of civilization, it degene¬
rated in consequence of a long and bloody revolution,
:Lr:]fsr ^™Tvasions -thout-The in-
upon Afr,v !i rSlans' Assyrians and other nations
-x ^rrrr^r,hey did' g°ds***• ^
colored race 2.. j Can Sreatn«s. Then the
Wnd in thTt L ??" ^ " had ducted man-
inhabitanu^flr ^f V*''* ^^ the rusty
for then, an everSn,P^ "d R°™' ^ "^
memory of man. honorable abode in the
Then slavery laid hands UDnn f.
The world rose up against it" ^ r^ ^
people of this race, scattered in VJ Y ^ SCe
globe, hewing wood and drawing '7 ?*** °f the
low-men. They are scorned by mTn£* ^ feI"
pressed by man. God All-mighty has' m2 ?,? °P"