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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
			
Wiley, but they live as a model family under
the direction of Christian women, and are
taught all the domestic arts and sciences, in
addition to their other school work, so that
when they go out among their people they
are qualified to do the highest kind of social
service in the cities and villages where they
reside.
          Central Alabama Institute
  Central Alabama Institute, at Mason City,
a suburb of Birmingham, is situated in a beau-
tiful pine forest of forty acres, on which are
six main buildings, the whole valued at $40,-
000.  This is more nearly a family school than
any other of our institutions.   The president
and his good wife have here a colony of eleven
teachers  and 126 students, gathered from the
city of Birmingham and Alabama in general,
in a little suburb or extension of the city of
Birmingham, where they are carefully father-
ing and mothering, as well as educating these
boys and girls in all the domestic industries,
agriculture, gardening, preparation for school
teaching and other employments among their
own people. No greater work is being done
anywhere, and none will tell in larger results
than the character-forming that is here carried
on by this good president and his wife.

              Cookman Institute
  Cookman Institute, at Jacksonville, Florida,
is located in a Negro settlement on the east
side of the city, on a tract of seven acres, with
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