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Education of the Negro
C. D. Warner

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Education of the Negro 

by Charles Dudley Warner 

At the close of the war for the Union about five millions of negroes were
added to the citizenship of the United States.  By the census of 1890
this number had become over seven and a half millions.  I use the word
negro because the descriptive term black or colored is not determinative.
There are many varieties of negroes among the African tribes, but all of
them agree in certain physiological if not psychological characteristics,
which separate them from all other races of mankind; whereas there are
many races, black or colored, like the Abyssinian, which have no other
negro traits. 

It is also a matter of observation that the negro traits persist in
recognizable manifestations, to the extent of occasional reversions,
whatever may be the mixture of a white race.  In a certain degree this
persistence is true of all races not come from an historic common stock. 

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