1910 HOWARD UNIVERSITY Historic BLACK College ADDRESSES by PRESIDENT TAFT & Others RE: Reparations for African-Americans
THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY RECORD, Volume 4, Number 4, November, 1910.
Published by Howard University Press, Washington D.C., 1910.
Booklet, side stapled, 6x9 inches, 24 pages.
Contains addresses by Dwight O. W. Holmes (Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes); Dr. Elmer E. Brown, Commissioner of Education; and President Taft. Here is an excerpt from Taft's remarks:
"This institution here is the partial repayment of a debt, only partial, to a race to which the government and the people of the United States are eternally indebted...and it is fitting that the government of the United States should assume the obligation of the establishment and maintenance of a first class university for the education of colored men...Everything that I can do as an executive in the way of helping along this University, I expect to do. I expect to do it because I believe it is a debt of the people of the United States..."
President Taft was an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University, as stated on the list of Board Members printed on the inside rear cover.
GOOD condition: Near the top of the front cover is an oval ink stamp that reads "Document Room / University of Alabama" and the handwritten statement "Ala. Dup" (Alabama Duplicate); there is a brown stain to the spine fold and bottom edge of the front cover; internally, there are a few fingerprint size smudge stains and a bit of edge wear here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.
A thin but Important booklet from 1910, with notable comments by President Taft on the need for reparations for African Americans.