Africa and the American Negro Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition 1895

By: Bowen, J. W. E., Prof. (ed.)

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Deep green cloth over boards with lightly faded gilt titles and black map of Africa. Some light, unobtrusive scuffing or discoloration on surfaces and light image of residue from a sticker that wrapped around spine toward bottom. This looks like the ghost of a library sticker, but there is no other indication that this copy came from a library. Book is square and binding secure with no tears or parting. This is a solid VG copy of a very scarce title. Gammon Theological Seminary is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It began as Gammon School of Theology at Clark University in 1872. It became Gammon Theological Seminary, a part of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 1883 and is still apart of the Atlanta University Complex and the United Methodist Church. The book is composed of three sections of essays: an Introduction, Part I on Africa and and Part II on the relationships between African-Americans and Africa. This book was published in conjunction with the Cotton States Expo in Atlanta in 1895, and some of these essays were presented in talks connected with the Exposition. (The most famous African-American speech at the Expo was by Booker T. Washington, who is not mentioned.) A handwritten note on the front pastedown has two names and the inscription, "This book I won at an oratorical contest on Africa." Nice associations here with Atlanta, the historically black colleges of Atlanta, the Cotton States Expo and a young woman who won the book in a related contest. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 242 pages

Title: Africa and the American Negro Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition 1895

Author Name: Bowen, J. W. E., Prof. (ed.)

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Atlanta, Gammon Theological Seminary: 1896

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 15807

Keywords: African - American Black Negro African Georgia Atlanta Cotton States Exposition Race Civil Rights