Stone Collection: Volume 89 - Item 22
22. The Colored American Magazine 13 (September 1907): 167-236.
Whole issue of a monthly
magazine for African Americans. This issue contains an article
entitled “It Is Our Conduct that Hurts Us and Not What Ben
Tillman Says,” reprinted from the Atlanta Independent.
“If the race would give half the time to the development of a
useful and helpful racial character that it spends in chasing the
theoretical and the superficial, our problems would largely
disappear.” Along the same lines, the author makes this
observation. “Legislation did not make the white man. The
white man made legislation. It will neither make nor unmake us. If
the stuff is in the man, legislation can either help or stunt our
growth, but in neither case can its effect stand against our