ST. AUGUSTINE’S RECORD
Published bi-monthly during the College year at
Raleigh, N. C., in the interest of St. Augustine’s
College. Kev. E. H. Goold, President.
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authorized April 11, 1921.
(riichuliiig Extracts from tlie Raleigh News and
Dr. rrimk T’. Graham, President of the Uni
versity of N^orth Carolina, yesterchiy challenged
the graduating classes of St. Aiigustino’s College,
Negro Episcopal Institution, to titilize their youtli
and training to work for hotter cooperation be
tween the white and colored races.
It was the sixty-sixth commeucenient anniver
sary of the institution which yesterday graduated
twenty-two young nu‘n and women from the col
lege dejjartment, seven with honors. Eight young
women received certificates from the Eishoj)
Ttittle Training School after com])leting two years
of work, and three received their diplonuis after
having completed a year’s successful interneshi]).
'^I’hree were graduated from the St. Agnes Train
ing School for Nurses and eighteen received di-
])lomas for completing work in the high school
department. In charge of the exercises -were
Kev. Edgar H. (Joold, I’resident, and Dean
Charles II. Boyer.
Dr. (iraham was j)resented by the Kt. Kev.
Edwin A. I’enick, Bishop of North Carolina, who
also pronounced the benediction.
I'he University’s President, after reviewing
past methods of dealing with racial problems de
clared : “We have entered into a now period. Not
of domination, not of intimidation, but of co
operation through ('(lueation.” He ])oint(‘d to the
liplomas as representing the o]>i)ortunity better
to ])romote interraeial relations as (>quii)i)ing the
graduates for a common field of service and
strengthening their efforts. “We will have nuniy
occasions to test us as we try to work out a eo-
o])erative basis between these two great races of
the world,” asserted Dr. (Jraham.
He told the graduates tlu'ir dijjlonuis repre
sented a great investment. “It is just a ])iece of
]>ai)er,” he declared, “and yet what ])0wer, what
faith, what study is in this piece of paper.” In
it he saw the far-sightedness of the peoj)le who
founded the school in 1807, the sacrifices of
j)arents, the iiisi)iration and encouragenu'ut of the
teachers who moved tlu' students to determine to
“come through.” Dr. Graham pointed out three
phases of past dealings with the racial problems:
(1) slavery, (2) political, economic and social
domination; (3) intimidation, with lynchings, in
justice and stuffed ballot boxes. He saw a new
day dawning with the young generation. He
lauded the educational achievements brought to
the races by Charles Brantley Aycock and Booker
T. Washington, saying, “They are in this diploma
today.” “Fulfill the promise of this hour,” the
speaker urged, “and justify the faith of your
father, our democracy, that we may work it out
today in our Southern region.”
“They lived,” he said, “in a peculiar time—they
were the generation of the World War and its
aftermath; they were the generation of the great
world economic depression.” Dr. Graham stressed
the sovereignty of moral law. “We have mastered
the physical world,” said he, “but w^e have not
won a social and spiritual mastery. Where once
we had absolute moral standards we now have
relative standards. Where once we had stability,
we now have instability.”
Problems confronting the world today offer a
wonderful challenge, a great opportunity for con
structive service to the young men and women of
this generation, he asserted. “The world needs
them and they need to serve the world in the
spirit of this college.”
I’he exercises were opened with singing of the
College Hymn written by ^Ir. William Augustine
Perry, Class of 1902, and the creed and prayer
led by Kev. S. W. Grice, a graduate of St. Augus
tine’s and a member of the Board of Trustees.
Miss Jane Brown Koss, of Bridgeport, Conn., de
livered a paper on “French and Its Contribution
to English Culture”; Miss Catherine Weston of
Tarboro talked on the “Professional Training and
the Social Worker,” and Mr. William E. Clarke,
of ]\Iiami, Florida, discussed a “Century of Prog
ress.” Application of a guantlet bandage was
demonstrated by three nurses who were graduated
from St. Agnes School of Nursing; Dorothy M.
Josej)!! of Tampa, Florida; Valinda F. Wagoner
of Sparta, and Edith Washington, of Westboro,
^Massachusetts. President (loold conferred de
grees, awarded diplomas and prizes.
Awards .vxn Diplom.vs
Winning a banner for his class for having de
livered the bcist declamation in the annual con
test was Ci“cil Levister of the Class of 19;5:?. The
girls banner went to Louise Bell of the class of
^Ir. Lloyd Alexander was awarded $10 for the
best address, given annually by Dr. Milton A.
Barber, Kector of Christ Church, Kaleigh.
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