Stone Collection: Volume 38 - Item 14
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14. H. L. Sutherland, “The Destiny of the American Negro,” Memphis Medical Monthly (December 1905): 1-10; reprint.
President’s address at the annual meeting of the Tri-State (Miss., Ark., & Tenn.) Medical Association in Memphis, Tennessee. The speaker expresses disappointment in the failure of African Americans to accomplish more gains since emancipation and warns against the dire consequences of mingling with this “inferior and corrupt race.” Mr. Stone has noted a single sentence in the address. “Statistics show that the mulatto, of whatever shade in color, is morally and physically the inferior of the pure black—that he is a more dangerous criminal, is comparatively worthless as a laborer, and more subject to tuberculous affections.”