1904 · Washington
Gordon, a white man, was President of Howard until 1906. He was unpopular with students and faculty; the Trustees unanimously accepted his resignation effective June 30, 1906. But he was relieved of all his duties as of December 31, 1905. "Gordon had attempted to introduce into the university's curricula industrial education and forced manual labor, but faced the ire of both faculty and students. Following Gordon's announcement of industrial education, a protest was launched by faculty groups and students, who believed such a decision as an affront to both their social positions and cognitive abilities" [web site of Iota Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity].
The pamphlet consists of Addresses delivered at the event by a number of black educators, whose remarks describe the progress made by blacks since the days of slavery. Gordon's inaugural address is printed, extolling those advances but also insisting upon the importance of "manual training."
Not in LCP, Blockson, Work. OCLC 9695740  as of April 2020. (Inventory #: 36587)