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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
			
       Half a Century of Negro Progress

Total Negro population (United States), 1910...      9,828,294
Homes owned by Negroes  .......................        500,000
Churches owned by Negroes .....................         31,393
Church Membership ..............................     3,207,305
Sunday schools  ................................        24,380
Sunday-school scholars .........................     1,448,570
Illitercy, census 1910 .........................         30.5%
Value of property estimated at .................$1,000,000,000
Number of farms owned  .........................       250,000
Value of church propery ........................   $65,000,000
Number of college and university graduates......         8,000
Professional men ...............................        75,000
Number of practicing physicians, estimated
    at .........................................         3,500
Number of practicing lawyes.....................         1,500
Number of business men, estimated at ...........        50,000
Number of children in schools ..................     2,000,000
Number of Negro towns ..........................            50
Number of Negro teachers .......................        30,000
Land owned by Negroes ..........................    20,000,000
           acres, or 31,000 square miles.
Drug stores ....................................           300
General stores and other industrial enter-
             prises       ......................        20,000
Newspapers and periodicals  ....................           398
Hospital and nurse training schools ............            61
Banks owned by Negroes .........................            72
Insurance companies ............................           100
66.2 per cent of all Negroes in the United
    States, ten years of age or over, are en-
    gaged in gainful occupations.
Property owned by Negro secret societies........    $8,000,000
Capital stock Negro banks ......................    $2,000,000
Annual business done by Negro banks ............   $20,000,000

   The Freedmen's Aid Society has contributed
a large share of this magnificent result through
its eighteen schools. I)uring that time it has
sent out more than 200,000 young people, who
received the broader and higher outlook from
its Christian teachers.
  The work of these young people is the larg-
est factor among the Negro people in making
the world safe for democracy.




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