Download e-book for iPad: Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African by Steven D. Gish

By Steven D. Gish

ISBN-10: 0230599621

ISBN-13: 9780230599628

ISBN-10: 1349398810

ISBN-13: 9781349398812

A biography of Dr. A.B. Xuma, the American-educated President of the African nationwide Congress within the Nineteen Forties, and the 1st western-trained black South African healthcare professional to perform medication in Johannesburg.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African PDF

Similar south books

Read e-book online Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole PDF

While nature exudes in a swamp in Louisiana it really is wealthy, tropical, juicy, darkish, verminy, repellant and beautiful all in one," wrote Catharine Cole in 1889. "It is sort of a coffin topped with plants; a dying catch baited with roses. " Writing lower than the pseudonym Catharine Cole, Martha R. box (1855-1898) turned the 1st full-time newswoman for the recent Orleans day-by-day Picayune in 1881.

Download e-book for iPad: Queen of the Confederacy: The Innocent Deceits of Lucy by Elizabeth Wittenmyer Lewis

“Submissiveness isn't my function, yet yes platitudes on sure events are one of the blameless deceits of the intercourse. ” A robust personality with a fervent trust in woman's altering position, Lucy Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899) was once now not content material to reside the lifetime of a regular nineteenth-century Southern belle.

Read e-book online Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' PDF

Within the first statewide guidebook of its variety, Farm clean North Carolina takes readers on a full of life journey of greater than 425 farms, produce stands, farmers' markets, wineries, children-friendly pumpkin patches and corn mazes, pick-your-own orchards, eating places, mattress and breakfasts, agricultural fairs, and extra, all open to the general public and for my part vetted via go back and forth author Diane Daniel.

Download PDF by Lolis Eric Elie: Cornbread Nation 2: The United States of Barbecue

Southern barbeque and fish fry traditions are the first concentration of Cornbread kingdom 2, our moment selection of the easiest of Southern meals writing. "Barbecue is the nearest factor we've got within the usa to Europe's wines or cheeses; force 100 miles and the fish fry changes," writes John Shelton Reed.

Additional resources for Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African

Example text

56 Xuma was part of a long line of Africans who had chosen to leave South Africa in search of greater educational opportunities. Faced with so few opportunities to pursue advanced study in their own country, South Africa's Christian, mission-educated African community had been sending their best and brightest to study overseas since the nineteenth century. The United States became the most popular destination; students also ventured to the United Kingdom. The handful of Africans who journeyed across the Atlantic to the United States enrolled mostly at all-black institutions such as Howard, Lincoln, Tuskegee, and Wilberforce, although some studied at traditionally white institutions as well.

Wherever possible, academic subjects were to have practical applications. Thus a typical lesson on English composition could require students to write an essay on the fine art of plowing. Xuma probably wrote many such essays. His specialization in agriculture at Tuskegee enabled him to take courses in subjects such as animal husbandry, agronomy, and dairy farming. 9 Booker T. Washington evidently viewed agriculture as the primary means of subsistence for black Americans and therefore viewed agricultural training as among Tuskegee's most important tasks.

72 Xuma's decision to enroll at Tuskegee probably came about shortly after he began teaching in 1912. Like other students who had achieved distinction in missionary schools, Xuma sought to break through the artificial ceiling that South African educational authorities had imposed on him because of his race. Tuskegee seemed to offer a means of breaking through this barrier. By speaking with returnees and reading the African press, Xuma became convinced that 'education by self-help' was a concept full of possibility - both for himself and his people.

Download PDF sample

Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African by Steven D. Gish


by Joseph
4.0

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 22 votes