[Race Issues; North Carolina: Publicity Advertisement or Program for Governor Robert Broadnax Glenn lecturing at the American Lyceum Union in Rochester, New York].
“The Governor represents the true Southern man’s view-point”
This interesting and ephemeral item familiarizes the audience with the life of North Carolina’s Governor Robert Broadnax Glenn (1854–1920) and his accomplishments such as “making provision for the helpless insane, deaf, dumb and blind, white and colored.”
Glenn offered three texts from which to speak from. The first was “‘The South. Its Possibilities and Problems’ —Shows what has been done and how the South is linked to the North in great commercial development. Among the problems is the Race Question. The Governor represents the true Southern man’s view-point. He does not regard the Negro problem as hopeless nor even discouragingly difficult. He opposes the representations made by such men as Senator Tillman as not being in any sense true to the ideas of the best people of the South.” Other subjects were state’s rights and the prohibition question.
In addition, because of his Scotch-Presbyterian background (it is noted) Glenn could speak plainly on the religious and moral issues of the day. Two of these issues, apparently, were “Are Our Bots Safe, and What More Can we do for Them?” and “Our Country’s Meed of Sterling Men and Women.”
A Southern governor on tour and lecturing on issues of race in Rochester, New York.
Description: [Race Issues; North Carolina: Publicity Advertisement or Program for Governor Robert Broadnax Glenn lecturing at the American Lyceum Union in Rochester, New York].
Rochester: Central Printing and Engraving Company: [1905–1909]. pp. Quarto illustrated bifolium. Toning, some spotting; Very Good.