Education: President Jones

Paul Drennan Cravath, millionaire lawyer of Manhattan, has a worthy but troublesome legacy in Fisk University for Negroes (Nashville, Tenn.), of which his father, Rev. Erasmus M. Cravath, was the first president, and of which he is head trustee. Just a year ago he received a telegram from some Fisk undergraduates asking him please to investigate "the situation" (TIME, Feb. 16, 1925, et ante). This latter was created by Dr. Fayette Avery McKenzie, then President of Fisk. The students were striking—indeed 150 resigned and decamped—because of Dr. McKenzie's alleged "Jim Crow" methods:...

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