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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
			
three main buildings, all valued at $50,000.
The State of Florida and some sections of
Southern Georgia send 384 students to this in-
stitution, where there are twelve teachers.  The
Florida Conference and South Florida Mis-
sion are our colored Conferences contributing
to the school.  In addition, our whilte Gulf
Conference, by formal vote, desired to have
its contributions to the Freedmen's Aid So-
ciety made use of in carrying on the work of
Cookman Institute.

               Haven Institute
  Haven Institute, at Meridian, Mississippi,
furnishes ministers and Christian leaders to
the Mississippi Conference, in the very heart
of the Southern black belt.  The site of the
school is inside the city limits, on three acres
of ground, which, with three buildings, makes
a property valuation of $30,000. In connection
with the work of the school the city of Me-
ridian has built a public library on one corner
of the campus, to be used jointly by the col-
ored people of Meridian and the school. It
constitutes a part of the school equipment.
The attendance of students is 256, and eleven
teachers assist the president in training his
boys and girls. The school is greatly cramped
for room, both in grounds and buildings. By
formal vote of the Board of Managers of the
Freedmen's Aid Society, the name of this school
was recently changed from Meridian Insti-
tute to Haven Institute, thus continuing the
honored name of Gilbert Haven in connection
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