Stone Collection: Volume 107 - Item 23
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23. Andrew Carnegie, The Negro in America: An Address Delivered before the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh, 16th October 1907 (Philadelphia: E. A. Wright Bank Note Co. for the Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race, [1907?]). (32 p.)
Address with data concerning the economic progress of African Americans since emancipation. Despite acknowledging the numerous obstacles faced by the recently-liberated slaves in 1865, Mr. Carnegie ends on an optimistic note. “Meanwhile, my personal experience of the South, small as it is compared with that of many Northern men who have been from the first, and still are, leaders in the work of elevating the negro, leads me to endorse the opinion of one of the best-known and foremost of these, Rev. Lyman Abbott, Editor of the ‘Outlook,’ who has recently declared that ‘never in the history of man has a race made such educational and material progress in forty years as the American negro.’ A photograph of Mr. Carnegie appears on the first page and is followed by a brief (two-page) sketch of his life.