Education: At Fisk

President Thomas Elsa Jones of Fisk University (Negro) at Nashville, Tenn., received the following letter last week from a prominent U. S. citizen:

Dear Mr. Jones: I have been a long time in replying to your letter of January 25, asking me to give the commencement address at Fisk University on June 6 of this year.

In view of the pressure of duties and responsibilities which are always upon me, I have felt I ought not to accept this invitation. On the other hand, my interest in the colored race and in the problems which it involves is urging me to say yes....

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