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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.

Berry refuses McDowell's request for domestic employment at the schools in order to learn about and apply the schools educational practices with African American students. Berry describes the philosophy of work well done and tells McDowell that close observation would reveal nothing else.

McDowell seeks domestic employment at Berry as a way to observe and learn about the schools's educational practices, having read about the school in various publications. She wishes to be able to introduce Berry's practices in schools for African American students.

W.E. Carson expresses pleasure at the news of V. Everit Macy's bequest to Berry. A handwritten annotation on the letter indicates that Carson was a porter who brought the Pilgrims to Berry on a number of occasions.

Miss Berry tells Mrs. Barbour that she is expecting guests and wants the boys and girls to sing "America the Beautiful" and the quartet to sing an old song like "I Have a Friend." She discourages singing spirituals because "the negroes do those so well that it is better for [Berry] boys to try other things that they can do better" and gives a list of other options. She also asks that the boys and girls learn at least two stanzas of "God Be With You."

Miss Berry tells Mrs. Barbour that she is expecting guests and wants the boys and girls to sing "America the Beautiful" and the quartet to sing an old song like "I Have a Friend." She discourages singing spirituals because "the negroes do those so well that it is better for [Berry] boys to try other things that they can do better" and gives a list of other options. She also asks that the boys and girls learn at least two stanzas of "God Be With You."

Loomis expresses interest in contributing to the schools, writing to Berry that although locally he gives without regard to race, creed, or color, he is particularly interested in his substantial gifts benefiting "100% American Protestant boys and girls." He would wish to give at least $5,000 and place a bronze table commemorating his family.

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.

A report, possibly by Inez Wooten Henry, of a fundraising visit to the Lake Mohonk summer resort area near New Paltz, New York. The report includes information about conversations with donors and potential donors, as well as a section titled "Criticisms of Sunshine Goods," which provides comments about handicraft items available for sale. The report mentions particular fundraising activities on Berry's behalf, including a "Negro Minstrel" and a "Negro Dialect" program offered by Tifton native Katherine Tift Jones.

The author is unclear, since one item refers to Martha Berry in third person and several items refer to "we". A catalog of dinners and meetings during a trip to New York, acknowledgement letters needed, prospective donors, and excerpts from speeches made at a "Negro Schools Program" held at Carnegie Hall.

Rankin asks if the Berry schools are for both boys and girls, and if they are for white children, "not colored."

Letter thanking Reed for his mother's donation to celebration Martha's "Silver Wedding" at the Berry schools. Berry mentions missing spending time with Mrs. Little and Mrs. Crozer. Martha mentions that she is alone at home now except for her "old 'black mammy.'"

Hazard is in Albany for the dedication of Peace Hall at the Georgia Normal and Agricultural College (now Albany State University), a Black institution for which she was a member of the Board of Trustees. She encloses a contribution for Berry, writing "I appreciate your work is quite different but it is all for Georgia and for good citizenship white, or black."

Miss Goodwin asks for if Miss Berry ever sends girls out for domestic service, as she needs one to do some work around the house.

Rome attorney W.B. Mebane asks for Berry's support in his quest to prevent the death penalty for an African American man named Jim Mikens.


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