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A list of visiting preachers and Lyceum members for the fall term. Notable are Dr. Will W. Alexander and Dr. Andrew W. Sledd. Alexander was chief executive officer of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) as well as the first president of Dillard University. The CIC was founded in Atlanta in 1918, primarily by liberal white southerners. It worked to oppose lynching, mob violence, and peonage and to educate white southerners concerning the worst aspects of racial abuse. From 1896 to 1902, Dr. Andrew W. Sledd taught Latin at Emory College, and in 1902 wrote a critique for The Atlantic Monthly of race relations in the South. Although the article supported the continuation of the “separate but equal” doctrine, Sledd’s condemnation of brutality was immediately assailed by white southerners, and Sledd resigned his position.

Caroline Hazard, philanthropist and former president of Wellesley College, sends a donation to the Berry Schools and urges Martha Berry to get involved in securing a better school tax from the state to keep schools in Georgia open, including those for African Americans.


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