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The Athenaeum. (Atlanta, GA) 1898-1925, March 01, 1917, Image 11

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THE ATHENvEUM ingan optimistic view of the future. Hence in this connection ne recalled the history of nations and very gratifyingly pointed out the outlook for the Negro. Therefore, I believe that with the same enthusiasm that actuated Lincoln and Douglass, we too may be important factors in shaping the future history of our country and of the world Thus, I think it was not strange that the students and teachers responded so freely to the liberal offer, ing taken or. this occasion for the Douglass Memorial. May hese great men forever be remembered and may their spirit re main to bring us greater and nobler results in the' future. E . T. Moore, ’iq OUR FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY The Fiftieth Anniversary of the college began Sunday, Feb. 25, and closed Tuesday. Feb. 27. It was surprising to see the many graduates of long ago rally to the “old hunting grounds.” •Some.could look back over forty years of the college history some thirty; some only ten, and others less,” said Rev. Crawford Besides the graduates many former students returned There were also many distinguished visitors and friends, among whom were the following: Mrs. A. E. Reynolds of Boston; Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, president of Brown University; Dr. Howard B Grose. Editor of Missions- Dr. Gilbert N. Brink of the Ameri- can Home Mission Society; Dr. Curtis Lee Laws, Editor of the Watchman; Dr. Clifton D. Gray, Editor of the Standard; Mr. Hale of Rochester; Dr. D. W. Abercrombie, principal of Wor cester Academy; Dr. W. E B. DuBois; Dr. R R. Moton ; Mr. W. T. B. Williams of the Jeanes Fund; Rev, J. A. Booker, president of Arkansas Baptist College; and many other repre sentatives of the schools of the American Baptist Home Mission Society. Rev. W. H. P. Faunce delivered the anniversary ser mon Sunday. He was so clear and forceful that all were deeply impressed. President Faunce took as his text Luke 22:27 : “Which is the greatest, he that sitteth at meat or he that ser- vethr” He set at nought the theory of the ‘‘survival of the fit test” and the modern socialist’s idea of the equality of all men and emphasized the inequality of the family with its weakest