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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
			
have all gone to their eternal home, but the work
which they began goes on, and will go on for-
ever.  Heaven must be the more enjoyable to
them as they see "what God hath wrought"
through their plans.  They were: Bishop Davis
W. Clark; John M. Walden, afterward Bishop;
John M. Reid, afterward missionary secretary;
Richard S. Rust; Adam Poe; Luke Hitchcock;
Benjamin F. Crary; Robert Allyn; J. R. Still-
well; J. F. Larkin; Judge Grant Goodrich, and
Thomas M. Eddy, afterward missionary sec-
retary.
What God Hath Wrought for the Negro Race
          in America in Fifty Years
  Half a century ago the Negro was a chat-
tel, without education, property, or opportu-
nity of any sort. Four millions of him then,
twelve millions now, but what a wonderful con-
trast between the condition of the twelve mil-
lions of today and the four millions of fifty
years ago.    Read both sides of this parallel
and see what has been accomplished through
fifty years of Christian training.
         The Negro Fifty Years Ago
Population census 1860; Slaves, 3,953,760;
   Free, 487,970; total ...................4,441,730
Illiteracy ....................................90%
Value of property, estimated at ..........$1,200,000
Number of colleges and universities .....          1
Number of college graduates, estimated at        30
Number of practicing physicians and phar-
   macists ................................       0
Number of lawyers .......................         0
Number of banks operated by Negroes               0
Number of Negro towns ..................          0
Number of newspapers ...................          l
Number of churches owned, estimated at          400
Value of church property ................. $500,000
Membership of Negro churches, estimated at   40,000
Number of children in schools, estimated at.  25,000
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