Evidences of Progress Among the Colored People. [Eighth Edition]
Expanded edition of a substantial compilation of historical and biographical information on the religious, educational, business, and civic institutions and organizations conducted by and/or for African Americans. First published in 1896, the book retains the original 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.
This expanded edition contains over 25 new photographic images and 11 new chapters with such titles as “Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.,” “C.M.E. [Colored Methodist Episcopal] Schools,” “Coleman Manufacturing Company,” and “Colored Soldiers.”
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. [Eighth Edition]
Philadelphia: Geo. S. Ferguson, 1902. xvi, 17–573pp. Eighth Edition. Publisher’s pale green cloth. Illus. with numerous half-tones from original photographs. Presentation inscription on free, front endpaper from “St. James A.M.E. Church Newark N.J.” to “Rev. H.P. Anderson,” an African Methodist Episcopal pastor in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and with Anderson’s library stamp. Light rubbing to head and tail of spine and along joints and tips; very good.
Work p584. Note. 1. Trenton Evening Times (New Jersey), December 3, 1895, p1.