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Handbook, 1909
			


                       A. M. E. Church                  145

property, 22.1 per cent of it was raised on corporation property, and
the remainder on white property.  The 3.6 per cent raised locally
on Negro property would add $68,895 to the Negro school fund.  Then
we shall have to add $152,259 more to the account from the corpora-
tion property taxed locally, or 36 per cent of the total amount raised
on that kind of property.
  Finally, if the $450,000 directly appropriated to the schools was
raised by taxation, then 3.6 per cent of that sum belongs to the Ne-
groes' school fund, also 36 per cent of 22.1 per cent of this $450,000
raised on railroads and other corporation property. These two items
will add $16,200 and $35,802, respectively, to the Negroes' part of
the school fund of Virginia, not taking into account the balance from
1906 or the fund raised from other sources.
  Summarizing, the Negroes' part of the school fund raised in 1907,
will stand as follows:
  From poll tax ............................................$120,000
  From literary fund ........................................ 21,649
  From State corporation tax .................................50,000
  From State tax on Negro property ...........................22,500
  From local tax on Negro property ...........................68,895
  From local tax on corporations ............................152,259
  From  36  per  cent  direct  State  appropriation  (cor-                                                            
    porations)...........................................35,802

  Total due to Negroes ................................ $507,305
  I have shown before that Virginia is spending only about $489,228
on her Negro schools. If my figures are correct, then $18,077 of the
amount which should be devoted to their schools, if we assume the
race division of the funds, does not reach the Negro schools of Vir-
ginia. I assume that the Negroes' part of the balance from 1906 and
their part of the fund from other sources will cancel any balance
carried over from 1907 to 1908 so far as the Negro fund is concerned.
   Second. Is the Negro public school of North Carolina a burden
on the white taxpayer of that State?
  (a) The total assessed value of all property in North Carolina is
$593,485,331, divided as follows: Listed by whites, $440,669,472; listed
by Negroes, $21,716,922, or 3.7 per cent; corporations, $111,098,937, or
19.3  per cent.
   (b) The State Superintendent reports for 1908 the school fund as
follows:                                                   
   Balance from 1907 .................................$413,214.63
                                                          
   Local taxes ............................            650,739.40




			
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