Chicago: National Conference of Social Work, 1918. Offprint. Octavo (22.75cm); beige wrappers printed in black; 4pp. Holes punched at left edge, with light dustiness along spinefold, else Near Fine.
Brief, three-part essay dealing with the topic of race adjustment, the promotion of greater racial understanding, and the integration of relations between whites and blacks towards greater human service. Kelly Miller (1863-1939) was the first African American to receive graduate education in Mathematics (Johns Hopkins, 1887-89); he later founded the Department of Sociology at Howard University, where he taught until 1934. Though less widely-known today than his more famous contemporaries Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, Miller was arguably the most influential Black intellectual of his era, a prolific, articulate, and widely-published advocate for Negro education and civil rights, once called by Carter Woodson "undoubtedly the greatest pamphleteer of the Negro race." Rare; we find no copies in the trade, with OCLC locating a single copy at Emory University.