Evidences of Progress Among the Colored People. [Second Edition]
Substantial compilation of historical and biographical information on the religious, educational, business, and civic institutions and organizations conducted by and/or for African Americans. With an introduction by Benjamin W. Arnett (1838–1906), African Methodist Episcopal Bishop, politician, and Colored Conventions movement participant.
Contains much on the African Methodist Episcopal and other churches and chapters on such schools as Eckstein Norton University (Kentucky), Atlanta University, and Philadelphia’s Institute for Colored Youth. A chapter devoted to “Prominent Colored Women” includes profiles and portraits of authors Frances E.W. Harper and Alice Ruth Moore, later the wife of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Author G.F. Richings was a noted public lecturer in the African American community. His talks were illustrated with stereopticon views “...showing the great advance made by the colored people in this country.”¹
Description: Evidences of Progress Among the Colored People. [Second Edition]
Philadelphia: Geo. S. Ferguson, 1896. xvi, 17–432pp. Second Edition. Publisher’s cloth. Illus. with numerous half-tones from original photographs. Ownership inscription on free, front endpaper of “Edw. B. Morgan…Phila.” General binding soil and exterior wear, shelf-cocked; front hinge slightly starting; a good solid copy.
Cf. Work p584. Note. 1. Trenton Evening Times (New Jersey), December 3, 1895, p1.