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Twelve Wise Men and What They Did for a Race: Schools of the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Brought Down to Date
			
State of Missouri has recognized the educa-
tional needs of its colored people, and is doing
vastly more for them than the States farther
South, yet if we are to have ministers and
Christian leaders for our churches and Sunday
schools in the above two Conferences, George
R. Smith must continue to educate and train
them.  Besides the country and village schools
for colored children furnish no opportunity for
education beyond the grades.  This school is
the  place where our own Methodist families
can send their children away from home with
safety.
          Philander Smith College
  Philander Smith College, at Little Rock, Ar-
kansas, is located in a thickly-settled colored
section of the city of Little Rock. It has nine
city lots, constituting about 21/2 acres, with
four buildings, one of which, Webb Hall, a
dormitory for girls, has just been finished.
The whole State of Arkansas, with parts of ad-
jacent States, constitute the territory of this
school. More than half of the colored teach-
ers in the State of Arkansas are its graduates.
It has twenty-four teachers and 511 students.
The value of its property is $51,500.

            Adeline Smith Home
  One of the largest of the Woman's Home
Missionary Society's model Homes, the Adeline
Smith Home, is across the corner from Phi-
lander Smith College. Here for many years
have been trained and directed the minds and
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