1897: Reports from Cities

This discussion of activism in Georgia by Prof. Wm. E. Holmes of Atlanta Baptist College chronicles the leadership of Mrs. Georgia Swift King, “deeply concerned about the condition of poor people.”  (69)

“Into the homes neglected by the fortunate few she had again and again made her way to help the needy. Finding the work growing in dimensions, ti occurred to her to enlist the sympathy and assistance of others. Accordingly, early in the spring, at her suggestion a meting was called at the residence of Rev. Dr. W.G. Alexander… like similar societies, the object is to study the condition of the lowly and in all possible ways to improve it. The society intends to awaken interest in good reading, to look after female criminals, to seek to raise the standard of home life, and thus tone up the morals and decrease the mortality of the race.” (69)