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(For Index See at Back, Pages 418-429)

Education.-Recent Movements in Negro Education, 18; Co-

Education, 20;

opertion of Black and White in Educational Campaigns, 19; South-

Discusses Negro



Building a System of Negro Education in Alabama, 21; Negro

Organizations for Civic Betterment, 22; Negro Schools Organize for

Mutual Aid and Protection, 23; First Annual Meeting of Association

of Colleges, 24; Summer Schools for Negro Teachers in South, 24;

Scholastic Distinctions Gained by Colored Students, 25.

Politics.-Negro in Politics Under a Southern Adminstration,

26; Municipal Politics, 27.

Race Question.-Lynchings in 1913 still show a Tendency to De-

crease, 28; Segregation of Races in Southern Cities, 29; Segregation

Declared Illegal in Baltimore, 30; Various Types of Segregation

Laws, 31; What Negroes of North Carolina say of Segregation, 32;

Federal Segregation of Races and Protests Against, 34; Real Issue

Behind Segregation Movement, 35; Segregation and Discrimination

on Railways North and South, 36; "Jim Crow" Car Laws as inter-

preted by Court and Jury, 38; Decision of Courts Define Civil

Rights of Negroes, 38; Chinamen are reckoned white in Kentucky

but may not marry in Nebraska, 38; Rights of Negroes to vote upheld

by courts of Maryland, 41; Oklahoma Grandfather Clause in Su-

preme Court, 42; Growth of a Negro Nationality in America com-

pared with Nationality Movement in Europe, 43; Efforts on part of

Negro people to enforce Respect for Negro Race, 44; Associated

Press considers the Question of capital "N" in Negro, 45; Southern

white Universities making Local Studies of Negro, 46; Conditions

in Brazil and in United States, 47; Negro in Politics and Prize

Ring, London, England, 49; African People are rising to Racial

Consciousness through contact with Europeans, 50; District Com-

missioners and Native Clerks are objects of Complaint, 51; Native's

View of Native Land Policy in South Africa, 52.

Literature.-Negro Literature in United States in year of

Fiftieth Anniversary of Negro Freedom, 55; Negro contribution to

Academy of Political and Social Science on Negro's Progress in

Fifty Years, 55; Dr. C. V. Roman's Paper before Southern Socio-

logical Congress, 56; Miscellaneous Papers by Negro Writers in

Current Literature of 1913, 57; Negroes' place in American His-

tory as defined by Negro Writers, 58.

Preliminary Proclamation of Emancipation, 106: Emancipation

Proclamation, 108; 13th Amendment, 109; Negro Anti-Slavery

Newspapers, 109; Total Negroes, Free and Slave, 1790 and 1860,

110; Freedmen's Bureau, 112.


Status of Slave.-White Servitude, Legal Bases for Negro Slavery,

112; Growth of Conception that Slave was property, 114; Recogni-

tion of Person of Slave in Law and Custom, 115; Right of Master

to Punish Slave, 116; Christianity and Slavery, 118.

Origin of Free Negro Class.-Free Negroes and Manumitted Slaves,

120; War of Independence and Manumission of Slaves, 122; Begin-

ning of Divergence of North and South on Slavery, 122; Slavery

after 1832 becomes a sectional issue, 124;

Status of Free Negro.Gradual Decline of Status of Free Negro

with Growth of Slavery, 126; Free Negro loses his standing in

Courts, 127; Free Negroes not Permittd to Move from one State to

another, 128; Negroes denied Right of Public Assemblage after 1831,

130; Schools Denied Free Negroes in Virginia and Education Re-

stricted in Maryland, 131; Free Negro from 1862-1868, 132-138;

Status of Free Negro in North at Beginning of Civil War, 132;

Fredmen Given Status of Free Negroes by Emancipation Procla-

mation, 133; Occupations of Freedmen that of servants and husband-

men, 134; Labor contracts Bound Laborer from Sunrise to Sunset,

135; Apprentice Laws of 1865-1868 and their Application to Freed-

men, 136; Vagrancy Laws with Special Reference to Freedmen,

137; Pauper Laws made each Race liable to support its own Pau-

pers, 138.

Education Before Civil War, 198: Educational Policy during Civil

War and Reconstruction, 201; Benovolent Agencies which co-operated

with Freedmen's Bureau, 203; Temperance Movement among Ne-

groes, 208; Dates of Establishment of Public School Systems in

Southern States, 210; Present Educational Policy, 211; Boards of

whit Denominations carrying on educational and religious work

among Negroes in United States, 213; Public Schools, 216; Illiteracy,

225; Secondary, Higher and Private Education, 229; Negro Col-

lege Graduates, 231; Charts of Expenditures, etc., for Negro Edu-

cation, 232; Finances Negro Schools, 235; Contributions of Ne-

groes for Education, 236; Educational Funds, 237: Educational In-

stitutions, 246; Universities and Colleges, 246; Institutions for Wom-

en, 248; Schools of Theology, 248; Schools of Law, 250; Schools of

Medicine, 250; Schools of Dentistry, 250; Schools of Pharmacy, 250;

State A. and M. Colleges, 251; Normal and Industrial Schools, 252.

MUSIC, 266-273

Composers of Music, 266, Singers of Prominence, 268; Negro Folk

Songs, 271; Folklore References, 273.



Number in each main class of Occupations, 278; Proportion in gain-

ful occupations, 278; Per cent Negroes of total persons in main

classes of occupations, 278; Negroes making gains in trades. 279;

Negroes increasing as factory workers, 278; Large numbers of Ne-

groes engaged in business, 280; Occupations of Negro women, 280;

Negro and Trade Unions, 281.


The 1914-1915 Negro Year Book

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The Negro Year Book for the year 1914-1915 has been considerably enlarged and greatly improved. The size of the page has been increased twenty-five per cent over that of previous years. The number of pages has been increased from 348 in 1913 1914 to 417 in 1914-1915. Not only has much new material been added, but the information contained in the previous volumes has been expanded, revised, rewritten, and brought down to date.

The success of the previous years has encouraged the publishers to believe that there is a very real need for a book which shall provide, in an inexpensive form, a succinct, comprehensive and impartial review of the events of the year which affect the interests and indicate the progress of the race. The Negro Year Book attempts to provide this, together with a compact but comprehensive statement of historical and statistical facts arranged for ready reference. It seeks to be at once a permanent record of current events, an encyclopaedia of historical and sociological facts, a directory of persons and a bibliographical guide to the literature of the subjects discussed. In addition to the extended bibliography of the Negro race at the end of the volume the reader will also find in this year's issue of the Book throughout the volume in connection with each special topic further references to the specific subject mentioned, so that the student who wishes to pursue the investigation of any subject referred to will find the way opened to him. In addition to its interest for the general reader, the book is also especially adapted for use in schools where historical and sociological courses on the Negro are given.

During the coming year the publishers are desirous of still further extending the directory feature of the Book so as to include every organization and every individual of any importance in every part of the country. We therefore ask the co-operation of our readers in furnishing the correct name and titles of the organizations to which they belong; also, the exact facts in regard to the personal history of individuals who by their success or by their service have distinguished themselves. During the past year, through the kindness of readers of the Negro Year Book, the Editor, Mr. Monroe N. Work has come into possession of considerable valuable material. So far as the facts furnished this way can be verified, they have been or will be used to make up the annual record of the race's achievement and to expand the historical statements. Mr. Work is particularly desirous of receiving the names and copies of the writings of Negro authors, the names of inventors and inventions, of those who are making historical collections relating to the Negro, of those who are making investigations of Negro life and history, and especially the names of all publications of whatever kind by Negroes.

In asking your co-operation in our efforts to make a bigger and a bet ter book we trust you will do so in the confidence that you are doing something not merely for the Negro Year Book but for the Negro race as well.

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