The Characteristics of the Negro People (1903)

Black and white portrait of H. T. Kealing

Author: Kealing, Hightower Theodore

Noted African American teacher Hightower Theodore Kealing penned this essay in support of ethical and industrial education for Black advancement. An accomplished student of Greek, Kealing was leery of classical education that was merely superficial. The passage also reveals the pervasiveness of pseudo-scientific theories of race, despite Kealing’s lauded contributions to Black education. 

Credits: J. Pott & Co.

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