Education And National Character Volume 5

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byReligious Education Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...a fellowship, a family. These things are not, but they are to be--if not by us, if not in the name of our Christianity, then by better men and a truer Christianity. May our people and our generation have the courage and loyalty and truth to accomplish the task. THE TRAINING OF MINISTERS AND PHYSICIANS FOR THE NEGRO RACE WILBUR P. THIRKIELD, LL. D. PRESIDENT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D. C. Any adequate treatment of the relation of moral and religious education to the life of the nation, will not leave out the Negro race. They constitute one-eighth of the population. They have to do with the character and history, the political life and social well-being of the nation. A most effective and permanent force available for the uplift of the family and the moralization of the social life of the Negro, is the trained physician. The urgent call for efficient men in this profession is emphasized by prevailing physical conditions in the Negro race. The startling fact of a death-rate twice as great as that among whites; a death-rate from tuberculosis three times as great; and with physical conditions in some sections worse than under slavery, give emphasis to the call for the trained physician. Under slavery the sick Negro was, as a rule, given prompt medical attention; he was required to live by rule; his food was coarse but wholesome and nutritious; he was kept up to the highest degree of efficiency; his life was in the open; the health, vigor, and long life of a slave were an asset which was safeguarded. Unhealthy and defective persons were often forbidden marriage. As a consequence, the death-rate in certain sections of the south before the war was less than that for the whites. In Charleston, S. C., from 1822 to the beginning of the war, the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...a fellowship, a family. These things are not, but they are to be--if not by us, if not in the name of our Christianity,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217467741

ISBN - 13:9780217467742

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