Text copyrighted 1900 and 1910. Author is credited as Principal of the Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama. A text on the history of the education of black Americans that begins by relating the progress of black Americans with President McKinley's words on the evolution of the country. Sections cover development of popular education, education of negroes before 1860, public school education in the south after the war, ground work education in the south, bequests for southern education, present educational status. Includes 8 statistical tables. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 44 page text.