"The Negro's, place"
KOA Nov. 11,1932 Achievement ITeek.
by claronce F. Holmes Jr.
Thank you 11R. lioore. Good evening radio friends. One person in every ten
in the united states is an American of African extraction. My subject, "The
N e gr o * s Place" , is ft ml 11 ar.
We find Robert Lanier, isegro orphan lad, and Ragle Boy scout, filling his
place us an explorer with uommander Uyrd's south pole Expedition. Matt Hen-
son4is the only person in the world, who has jet foot on the North Pole.
Education will conquer prejudice, illiteracy and all the obstacles to human welfare. Negroes have reduced their illiteracy from 95^ to 10-, .in spite
of an increase of 300^ In population in the same period. This is not only a'
great achievement in \merioan history, but is one of the greatest achievements ever made by any race of people.
In the teaching profession.masters and doctors degrees are generally required. A Denver University, phi Beta Kappa nan, son ot ar. and Lrs. p. E.
Spratlin, of Denver, is Head of the Department of Romance Languages, Howard
University. Velaurez B. Spratlin holds a Doctor of Lodern Languages :;erfree"";';-
Trim Middlefeury University, Vermont; also studied at the University of Madrid
As scicntiest, negroes have won distinction. Dr. George Washington carver
of Tuskegee, is the worlds foremost food chemist. He lias created over 000
different products from peanuts, from mil^ to ink. Dr. Lloyd Mall, consult-
tag food chemist/ attended the Denver Beeting of the American Chemical society.
In medicine, Dr. ijouis T. Wright( a Harvard graduate, is police surgeon Ir
«ew Xork t,ity with the rank of inspector, highest In the police department.
In surgery, v^here tne skill of the operator is developed to the highest
degree, ur, yamuel A. varson of Washington, ii. C, stands among the leading
surgeons of the nation.
In dentistry, the late uharles Bently of Chicagof was chairman of the pro-