Business & Finance: Fourth R

Ask the little black pupils of 4,500 Negro schools in the South the name of the great American who lived at Springfield, Ill., and the prompt reply is Abraham Lincoln. Ask them what they learn about in school and they will name another Springfieldian, for they know not three but four Rs: reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic and Rosenwald—"Marse Julius," the man who made possible their schooling. For the small blackamoors and for people of many a race, creed and color, last week was a time of mourning. Aged...

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