1890: The Bulletin of Atlanta University

Responding to the Atlanta Journal’s claim that AU was “infusing into [its students] the poison of social equality” and run by teachers who “are doing all they can to make mischief between the races,” the Bulletin responded:

“So far as the question of social equality is concerned, all that depends upon education. There is no aristocracy in this country, unless it be one of intellect, and if a black man becomes the moral and intellectual equal of the white man his social position will take of itself satisfactorily. It is not a matter of whites and blacks attending the same school; the real difficulty, if blacks are to be made to be forever an inferior people, is in allowing them to be educated at all. The question of mixed schools is a mere incident, and by no means fundamental.” (page 5)