- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- Word Travels Fast
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- African American Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals and Traditions
- Conventions by City
- National Conventions
- Women Delegates
- Women in the Conventions
- Convention Hosts by Denomination
- Conventions by Level
- Clusters of Conventions
- Colored Conventions in Canada
- Delegate Search
- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
- About Us
- Contact Us
Scripto | Transcribe Page
Hampton Negro Conference. Number III. July 1899.
This page has been marked complete.
- Type what you see in the pdf, even if it's misspelled or incorrect.
- Leave a blank line before each new paragraph.
- Type page numbers if they appear.
- Put unclear words in brackets, with a question mark, like: [[Pittsburg?]]
- Click "Save transcription" frequently!
- Include hyphens splitting words at the end of a line. Type the full word without the hyphen. If a hyphen appears at the end of a page, type the full word on the second page.
- Include indents, tabs, or extra spaces.
Current Saved Transcription [history]
calculated at $1,000 per annum, and another yearly dividend of say $600, being 1/2 of net earnings of the various departments. So that in the course of a few years, the Association then showing a fair surplus as additional security to subscribers, new issues of Stock should become attractive as a safe investment for capital at a good rate of interest.
It would be provided that the Co-operative Store should carry staple articles only and so elinimate from its stock trifles and such other things as would be considered valueless to the members, so guiding in a large degree the purchasing of the ignorant.
It may be seen, therefore, that through the operation of the plan as above outlined, the farmer who had heretofore been working under average conditions would as a participant herein receive each year not only all that he previously had, but also some 3,000 pounds of skimmed milk (the most nutritious part of the product) would be added to the subsistence of the household; the family must be sheltered in a three-room cottage in place of the one-room cabin; they would all have the benefit of a good common school for longer sessions; they would be taught how to manage their farms scientifically; in case of the death of the tenant the family would be fairly provided for, while if he lived through the term of the lease he would have earned for himself a neat little farm, clear of encumbrance, and know how to manage it. It would seem too that in the majority of cases, should the plan meet with expected success, the ambitious farmer could be careful saving anticipate his payments, as provided in the "Contract and Agreement" and secure his farm by the end of the fifth year and have as snug cash balance in addition.
In conclusion it may be added that in formulating the foregoing proposition for organization the effort has been to outline a plan for an Association to be governed by a board of representative men, which Association is expected to offer the opportunity and the brains, only requiring on the part of the Negro that he shall keep sober and work; and—aiming, eventually to eliminate the element of philanthropy—to reduce the problem to a commercial basis and permit the race to work out its salvation at six per cent.
You don't have permission to discuss this page.