Education: Human Beings

"Show me a nigger who can do a problem in Euclid or parse a Greek verb," jeered Southern Statesman John C. Calhoun before the Civil War, "and I'll admit he's a human being." Since that challenge the doors of higher learning have swung slowly open to U. S. Negroes. Last week the Julius Rosenwald Fund, making its annual fellowship awards, had no trouble finding Negroes to fulfill the Calhoun specifications for a human being.

The Rosenwald Fund each year subsidizes a group of white men and women in the South and brilliant Negroes everywhere...

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