The Sandusky organization has established a department of
"Home Guards" where military training and discipline are prov-
ing very effective in physical and social development.
The "Migration League" of Portsmouth is one of the most
active in the state and shows easily what may be accomplished in
smaller communities by co-operation.
A leading manufacturing concern of Middletown furnishes
one of the very finest examples of handling every phase of welfare
work from housing to recreation. Here is a truly inspiring, con-
crete demonstration of mutual helpfulness. The consequent
standard of efficiency makes the plan worthy of emulation by all
manufacturing concerns in Ohio employing Colored people.
The Akron organization has formulated a plan of secret initia-
tion and degrees, which have added considerably to the local
A voluntary district organization has been formed by Dayton,
Springfield, Xenia, Urbana, Piqua and Troy. The small group
idea of effort is encouraged, and will enable the employment of a
Chillicothe, because of the presence of Camp Sherman, has
become a vital center and the Federation is devoting considerable
time to this field.
This by no means includes all of the affiliated efforts. The
Colored Baptist State Convention in session in Cleveland, last
October, for example, endorsed the Federation and pledged united
There is quickened interest everywhere in the work of Human
Uplift, and whether formally affiliated with the Federation yet or
not, our readiness to co-operate is an "open book." "Ask, and it
shall be given."
Colored People an Asset
It is being realized more and more each day that the Colored
People of Ohio are an invaluable asset to the state's material and
economic progress. Upon this hypothesis the Federation seeks to
encourage the giving a "man's chance" to all who seek to better
their condition and the condition of their families.
Whatevcr openings are made for the Colored men and women
in Ohio in the way of employment, this Federation hopes for, and
will encourage only the best. Whether as a day laborer, porter,
domestic, chauffeur, waiter, skilled mechanic, farmer or any