INTRODUCTORY NOTEWe are glad to add to the Occasional Papers published by theTrustees of the John F. Slater Fund this brief treatment of alarge and difficult subject. It seems to me that Dr. Johnson hashandled the matter not only clearly and concisely but very interest-ing.In spite of the increasing number of publications the generalignorance of most of us in America in regard to Africa is asdense and dark as the great Continent was once supposed to be.I know how great was my ignorance of the history and presentconditions of the Negro Peoples of Africa until a visit and con-sequent readings brought me some knowledge and many surprises.This publication is issued in the hope that it will help to increaseor correct our knowledge and widen our view of a story whichmay be said to branch over to America.J. H. DiLLARD.July, 1927.
Author: Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
Subject: Ethnology -- Africa; Africa -- Civilization
Publisher: [Charlottesville, Va.]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT