The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery - Vol. 1

The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery - Vol. 1

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The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery - Vol. 1

The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery - Vol. 1

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In writing this volume it has been my object to show what the Negro himself has accomplished in constructive directions. I have not undertaken to discuss the many problems which have arisen through the contact of the Negro with other races, but to tell a simple, straight story of what the Negro himself has accomplished in the way of attaining to a higher civilisation.

It ought to be explained, too, that I have not undertaken to write any formal or detailed history of the entire Negro race. In many cases names of worthy and successful individuals have been omitted for want of space. In other cases I have used names merely as illustrations of what the race has been able to accomplish.

I want to make grateful mention, also, of the service which Dr. Robert E. Park has rendered in the preparation of this volume. Without his constant and painstaking assistance I could not have accomplished the object which I have had in view. I am deeply grateful, also, to Mr. Monroe N. Work for valuable assistance.

If the reading of these chapters shall in any degree inspire any Negro to make himself useful and suc-

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