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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 25

10. Edward Ingle, The Negro in the District of Columbia, Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, ed. by Herbert B. Adams, Eleventh Series III-IV (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1893). (110 p.)

Investigation of the economic and educational progress of African Americans in the District of Columbia since emancipation. The author ends with this metaphor. “Sir John Lubbock tells of a plant which sprouts suddenly to some height and then by its own weight sinks to its original level, and progresses firmly and steadily by tendrils, which it sends in all directions. It may be that the negro in the District of Columbia is destined to follow a similar course, and that those who have been given or who have gained by their own exertions advantages of the best sort and who have shown the possibilities of their race, will see the wisdom of reaching down to their less fortunate brethren and of encompassing the whole body in a compact, healthy growth, bound together by the tendrils of education, refinement and material prosperity, which may be the great factor for the elevation of their race in the whole country.”