Stone Collection: Volume 79 - Item 68
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68. Kelly Miller, “The Negro and Education,” Forum (February 1901): 693-705.
Essay urging patience as far as tangible results from the education of African Americans is concerned. “Education has a larger function for a backward than a forward race; and, therefore, it requires more of it for the former to accomplish a given result. To the one it merely furnishes a key to an existing lock, while to the other it must supply both lock and key.”