MASON A. HAWKINS
Principal of Baltimore Colored High School.
The work! war has made visible the profound loyalty and heroism
of black men to all races and nations that can see with their eyes
and understand with their hearts.
That the Negro handicapped by defective and deficient education,
and unskilled through lack of participation in industries and skilled
trades and various practices of the art of war was aide to attain such
marked proficiency in any branch of offensive or defensive warfare in
which he was tried, and render such signal relief and service to the
cause of democracy was both a justification of past opportunities for
culture and labor and a just demand for a larger participation in all
that goes to make for good citizenship. To this end both the teacher
and layman will counsel the fullest educational and industrial oppor-
tunities for our boys and girls.