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Vol. IX January-February No. 2


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Editorial Comment ............................................. 3
Negro Education in Kentucky (By w. H. Fouse)
Lucie N. DuValle, Principal and Prophet
William H. Perry, Sn, Principal and Pioneer .
Joseph s. Cotter, Six, Principal and Poet
The K. N. E, A. Board of Directors' Meeting .
Tentativ'e Outline of 1939 K, N. E. A. Convention ................ 19

The Need for Standards in Negro Girls’ Athletics
(By Laura T. Fife)

A Magic Solvent (By w H. Craig] H
The Booker T. Washington School of Ashland
The 1959 K. N. E. A. Honor Roll .................
The Rural Teacher Tests Herself (By L. N. Taylor)
K. N. E. A. Kullings ............................
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Editorial Comment

Halfvemury Educators

It has been the policy of the K, N. E. A. Journal to recognize
those who have given years of service to the education of colored
youth in Kentucky. In the Octobeanvernber Journal of 1935, the
picture of John W. Bate of Danville Was shown on the outside cover
"and along with it the story concerning his life’s work at Danville.
Prof. Bate has been, for more than fifty years, an ardent supporter
of the K. N. E. A. and an outstanding principal in the state. On the
outside cover of the 1536 K. N. E. A. Journal was shown the picture
of Marie Spratt Brown, pioneer educator of Kentucky, and the only
woman ex-president of the K. N. E. A, These respective numbers
of the K. N. E. A. Journal were dedicated to these two outstanding
educators who had given half-century service in the interest of
our youth.

In line with this policy, the K. N. E. A. Journal dedicates this
issue to three principals who have given fifty years of service to the
Louisville Public Schools. These principals are Miss Lucy N. Du.
Valle, W. H. Perry, Sn, and Joseph S. Cotter, Sr. The Board of Edu-
cation of Louisville and its superintendents during the administra-
tion of these principals have exhibited an attitude of esteem towards
them that is worthy of special mention and commendation by the
K. N. E. A. In accordance with the statement on the outside cover
of the Journal, this issue is likewise dedicated to all colored teachers
in Kentucky who have rendered fifty years of service in Kentucky
and to those who are nearing this number of years in educational





Mr. L. N. Taylor of the State Department of Education has re-
ported the death of Mr. Henry Davis who died on October 7, 1938.
Mr. Davis was the custodian at the State Capitol and was affec-
tionately known by the State Department of Education as “Uncle
Henry." He was born as a slave in Woodford County on August 13,
1857 and worked on the farm, helping his mother to buy a home.
In early adult life, he attended the Berea College in Kentucky. He
got enough training at Berea to pass the examination to teach in
the schools in Kentucky, and successively taught in Mt. Vernon in
Rockcastle County, Washington County, Pulaski County, Bourbon
County and in Somerset.

After Superintendent W. J. Davidson became State Superin-
tendent in 1896, he brought Henry Davis to Frankfort to serve as
custodian in the State Department of Education, For forty years
he has been a trustworthy and faithful worker. Quoting Mr. L. N.


 Taylor, his esteem is summarized in the following sentence: “Henry
Davis will be remembered by us of the State Department of Edu.
cation _in Kentucky as one of the best citizens and one of the truest
servants this state has had." The K. N. E. A. takes pride in honor-
ing the memory of such a noteworthy character.


If the K. N. E. A. Journal is carefully analyzed, and if the pro-
ceedings of the Board of Directors’ meeting are followed, there will
be revealed that the K. N. E. A. is not just an Organization which
meets annually to promote the interests or teachers and colored
youths in Kentucky, but an organization that is alert throughout the
year engaging in those activities that will promote the interest of
teachers and colored youths in Kentucky and also promote those
things which should insure a more equalized educational opportunity
for the White and colored youth in Kentucky. You will note herein
the five paint program adopted by the Board of Directors for the
year 1338-39. The K. N. E. A. has its office opened daily and a clerk
and seaetary at work doing those fixings that will promote our
educational interest such‘as preparing the K. N. E. A. Journal, writ-
ing the K. N. E. A. Newsettes, writing superintendents of schools
in the interest of our youth, giving advice to teachers regarding their
problems and corresponding with our legislators and officials re-
lative to bettering conditions for colored youth and keeping a file
of all things that pertain to the education of colored youth in Ken«
tucky. The teachers of Kentucky should feel proud of their K. N.
E. A. because it is me outstanding colored teachers‘ association in
America. Kentucky can boast of an enrollment of almost every
colored teacher in the stam. The K. N. E. A. convention is one or
the biggest things that happens annually in the state of Kentucky.
Election to the presidency of the Kentucky Negro Education Asso—
ciation is the highest honor that Kentucky can bestow on its educa-
tors. The K. N, E. A. has the respect of the Kentucky Education
Association, the superintendents of Kentucky, and the public at
large. No colored teacher in Kentucky could afford not to be a
member annually of the K. N. E. A. ns year ’roilnd program merits
the support of each masher.


Recently, Editor I. Wiilis Cole published the Twenty-first Anni-
versary number of the Louisville Leader which he dedicated to the
”Diamond Jubilee of Freedom." Thiseditlon of. the Louisville Leader
mentioned the progress of the Negro during the seventy-fiva years
of freedom from 1863 to 1938.

There appeared in this December 10th issue of the Louisville
Leader an account of our Kentucky State College under the leader»
ship of Dr. R. B. Atwood, an account of Lincoln Institute under the
leadership of Director Whitney M. Young, an account of the educa-
tional program at Central High School of Louisville under the prin-


 cipalship of Atwood S. ‘Wilson, an account of the program offered
at the West Kentucky State Vocational Training School under the
leadership of President M. H. Griffin, an account of the program at
Louisville Municipal College of which David A. Lane, Jr., is Dean,
an account of the progress made by our colored insurance companies
in Kentucky and accounts of the activities of the women’s clubs in
Kentucky. The K. N. E. A. congratulates Editor Cole for his wide
awake interest in the education of. our youth. We commend to our
teachers the reading of this issue of the Louisville Leader and urge
their support to this weekly which has made much wonderful prog-
ress through the efiforts of its founder and editor, Mr. I. Willis Cole.

Here, the editor of the K. N. E. A. Journal would like to point
out that he advocates the teaching of Negro history and keeping
before our children the wonderful progress of the race and especially
the achievements of outstanding Negroes in America. I would ad-
vise teachers not to dwell on the horrors of slavery and have pupils
forget this unpleasant history of their ancestors. The sooner we
forget slavery in America and face reality, namely that we are
living in a democracy whose constitution offers equal opportunities
to all, the sooner we can get rid of the socalled Negro problem which
is not really so much of a problem as it is for the white and colored
people in America to have correct attitudes towards the execution
of the provisions of the Constitution which is the guide or this
great nation in which we live.


The 63rd annual convention of the K. N. E. A. in Louisville April
12—15, 1939, should interest every colored teacher in Kentucky. We
cordially invite each teacher in our state to make plans to be in
Louisville on these data. As' usual, we shall have outstanding
speakers of national importance and sectional meetings that are
moststirnulating to the classroom teacher. To attend the K. N. E.
A. is to enrich one in his teaching and is to better prepare one to
stimulate the children who sit at his feet each day for guidance.
There are many teachers who cannot attend summer schools. These
teachers can only do justice to themselves by keeping themselves
up-to-date through attendance to the K. N. E. A. convention.



The editor of the Journal wishes to express his appreciation to
Miss Marguerite Parks, school counselor of the Central Colored High
School in Louisville, for her valuable service in compiling informa-
tion regarding the life histories of Miss Lucie N. DuValle and William
H. Perry, Sr. The Secretary of the K. N. E. A. gets valuable counsel
and assistance through the very fine spirit of loyalty and cooperation
shown by this outstanding teacher in the Louisville Public School


 Negro Education In Kentucky

By W. H. Fouse,
President of K. N. E. A.

At [his time considerable in-
terest is being shown Negro Edu-
cation in Kentucky resulting
from the recent ruling of the
Supreme Court in the Missouri
Case of Gaines against the Uni-
versity of Missouri. I believe
the time is now ripe for us to
give serious consideration to the
underlying principles involved in
[his case and profit by the experi»
ences of that our sister state has

Now what was the real thing
that Gaines (the colored boy)
wanted when he went into the
courts? I believe that Gaines
wanted a LAW EDUCATION, he
wanted to have opportunities to
secure this kind at adulation
without favors or handicaps——
just as were accorded to other
citizens of Missouri. The court
held that the scholarship award-
ed him to he used somewhere
else was insufficient. It was not
an equal substitute Missouri
must now within her borders pro~
vide him with equal (not equiv-
alent) law education either at
Lincoln University (colored) at
Jefferson City, Missouri, or it
can break its established policy
of racial segregation and admit
him in its law school, formerly
for whites only Gaines’ per»
sonal preference will have no
bearing on the matter; making
the choice between these two
alternatives will become a func-
tion of the state. In other Wolds.
I believe the main thing that is
actuating Gaines (opportunities
tor equal law education) will be

Here in our own state I think
what we need to do is to accord
the Negro child equality of edu-
cational opportunities all the
way through, from the elemen-
tary school to college, university
and professional school.

There is hardly anyone who
does not know that the Negro
does not have this equal oppor-
tunity now. Inequalities in
school housing and equipment:
inequalities in provisions for col-
lege and professional training;
inequalities in salaries paid for
similar instructional services are
all around us. Anyone who
doubts this may get a summary
of these inequalities {mm a re-
cent report in the “Bureau of
School Service," University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky;
compiled by Dr. Leonard Meecel

What the Negro in Kentucky
wants is exactly what Gaines
wanted. The state with all its
subdivisions—counties, towns and
cities—should set about to grant
this to the Negro school child
without further delay. For any
Negro to want less than this is
to mark him off as less than a
good American citizen For any-
one to use unfair pressure such
as repraisal or bluff against the
Negro to make him afraid to con-
tend for and expect h's God-
given rights would be sufficient
evidence to prove that such a
one is wholly lacking in those
principles of character for the
preservation of which many a
Kentucklan has been willing to
lay down his life. One of these
Kentuckian noblemen whose bril-
liant editorial pen did much in
making the ”Courier Journal"

 takes no second place in the
galaxy of the great dailies of
the world, was Coll Henry Wat-
terson. He expressed the sentir
merit, more than a quarter of
a century ago to the effect that
he would ask no more for his
son as to opportunities than he
was willing to grant to the son
of any other Kentuckian, what-
ever his color, race or station in
life might be

Separate eduoaiion is not up-
posed by Negroes in Kentucky,
for in seeking education they
are not seeking social contacts,
What the Negro does oppose, and
I believe rightly so, is unequal
education Separate education,
however is costly. Anyone can

see that it would be less expen-
sive, by far, in Missouri, to ad-
mit 12 or 13 Negroes to an 31.
ready existing law school than
it would be to establish one for
them. But, if the people of
Missouri or Kentucky are un»
willing to give up their tradi
tional bugaboo and prejudice
about going to school together,
then they should be willing to
pay for this luxury and not ask
the Negro in his poverty to pay
for it by 'accepting less than
absolute equality in educational

(Note: This article appeared in
the Point of View Column of the
Louisville Courier-Journal on DE»
cember 31Y 1938).


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Miss Luxzie N. DllVallE, Prindpal and Prophet

 Lucie N. DuValle, Principal and Prophet

(A story of unheralded greatness)

December 1, 1938 marked the
tenth anniversary of the death
of an outstanding educational
prophet in Kentucky. The name
“prophet” may be applied to one
win".; foretells future events. The.
prophet is an advance thinker
seeing beforehand the things that
are to happen and making cor-
responding changes in the pres-
ent. Such a one was Lucie N.
DuValle of Louisville, Kentucky.
The story of her noteworthy
achievements as a pioneer in the
cause of public school education
on the elementary level reveals
Lucie Ni DuValle not only a
great teacher but one of the
brightest and best of the early
morning stars of prophecy.

A great historian tells us
“Happy are the people whose an~
nais are sho ." Perhaps this is
true of individuals as well. Be-
viewing hex- life one might say
~Lucie DuVaile was born, rear-
ed, and died in Louisville, Ken-
tucky. She lived and breathed
for the thousands of Louisville
school children who came under
her tutelage. Her mother used
to tell her that the only home
she really needed was a tent to
sleep in pitched just as near the
California (now Phyllis Wheat-
ley) School as she could get it.
Her mother also recalled that at
four years of age she attempted
to read the newspapers and al-
ways treasured her books above
all other possessions.

She was the eldest daughter
of. a widowed mother with three
younger sisters. The early string.
gle of the family to gain eco-
nomio independence brought Miss

DuValle much sound economic
sense which was an asset
throughout her life. She was
educated in the common schools
of Louisville. When quite a
young woman, still in her teens,
she became a teacher in the
graded schools of Louisville. She
rose steadily from the ranks until
she was appointed Principal of
what is now the Phyllis Wheat-
ley'School. She labored at this
post with increasing success for
forty years. In all of those
years she was never known to
be absent or tardy. She was a
living witness and inspiration to
her students for punctuality and

She was a charming person-
ality, gracious, intelligent, lov-
able. One of her former stu-
dents writes concerning her.
“She was a bundle of energy
and loved everybody. If you
were smart, she pointed out to
you the star of hope. If you
were a little backward, she gave
you encouragement to go for»
ward, I remember Well the
night I graduated. A beautiful
token bore her name and it read,
‘Acquit yourself like a man.”

Miss DuValIe was a Christian.
She loved her church, the Episco-
pal Church of her childhood
which she attended and support-
ed regularly every Sunday until
the week of her death. Her
charities were many and given
«very quietly. Death, due to a
heart attack, came suddenly at
home on Saturday, December 1.
1928. She had been at her post
of duty the school day before
and only the immediate family
knew she was not her usual self

 in health. Her career as princi-
pal of Phyllis Wheatley School
is outstanding because of the
distinctive innovations made by
her in the elementary school of
that day. It is not too much to
say that the modern curriculum
changes, school citizenship and
extra curricular activities were
instituted by Miss DuValle thirty
years ago although she called
them by different names.

The secretary of the K. N. E.
A., Mr. Atwood S. Wilson, Princi—
pal of Central High School and
a former pupil of this great edu-
cator, recalls some of the activi-
ties which were in operation dur-
ing his elementary school days.

There was a daily inspection
for cleanliness of the pupils, the
provision of soap and Wtel’ and
the serving of school lunches to
undernourished or indigent chil-
dren. Good citizenship was in-
stilled by participation of stu-
dents as traffic directors and
class officers. There were as-
sembly programs featured by
reading and discussion of such
stories as Pilgrim’s Progress and
Black Beauty. At dismission time
a hell for boys and a bell for
girls was rung five minutes apart
facilitating congestion in passing.
This arrangement also tended to
minimize problems of loitering
boys and girls on the streets.

This school was an actual cen-
ter of community life Miss Du-
Valle organized the first “Pat-v
ents’ Meetings" before We had
the P. T. A. Mothers’ Clubs and
neighborhood groups provided
much extra equipment needed at
the school due to the principal’s
advanced ideas. One notable in»
stance is the provision of a piano
for the kindergarten class. This
school attracted city wide atten-

tion after the visit of a Courier-
Journal reporter in 1904. An ar-
ticle appearing in the daily Cour»
ier-Journal comments as follows:
“Six years ago (1898) there be-
gan among these children—e»
isting for a large part in dis-
comfort and destitute of train-
ing that would fit them for bet-
ter living—a movement for
manual training. They did no!
'call it that. It had no place in
the recognized curriculum of
the school, no paid instructor or
outside aid from affluent friends,
but the need was great and the
invention matched the need.
Twentyfive volunteer teachers
were giving their time to this
industrial work during cutof-
school hours. Classes in.sewing.
millinery and carpentry were in
progress and the children came
gladly in large numbers. Miss
Lucie DuValle, principal of the
school, dark of face, with a trim
figure clad in black skirt and
neatest of white shirt waists and
collars. animated in expression,
shrewd and capable and quick
to respond to every demand upon
her attention, speaks with in-
tense enthusiasm of the indus
trial work, She said, ‘We rea-
lize what it means to the chil-
dren, for manual training is the
salvation of the Negro. Some
parents have a foolish idea of
encouraging their children to go
into professional Life, to he noth-
ing if not doctors or teachers
or preachers. Manual training
will teach the girl or the boy the
value of other work and the
dignity of labor, that right labor
instead of degrading dignifies
the worker}

“A magazine portrait of Booker
T. Washington hung on the wall.
Speaking of him, Miss DuValle


 said. ‘He has done a great work
for people who need the prac»
tical education. when he visited
this school several years ago, he
did a great deal for a boy of this
schooli I had had much trouble
keeping this boy in school; he
could do so little with books. He
listened to M1 Washington’s
speech and he got a new idea.
Later he came to me and said,
“I am going to make something
of myself. I can and will be
somebody." He got a fresh start
and has progressed satisfactorily
since that time’."

This article sets forth the ad-
vanced ideas of this first woman
principal in the city of Louis
villel To her we are indebted for
instituting thirty years ago a
modern program of education
sanctioned now by all leading
school authorities.

The activities especially prom~
inent and unique at her school
to which we have called atten-
tion are four They would now
be called: (1) 'a program of
health; (2) a program of school
citizenship; (3) a program oi
parent education; (4) a program
of industrial training, as an ex-
tra curricular activity. In addi
tion to classes in sewing and
carpentry, a class in shoe repair»
ing was first organized at this
school, the late William H. Hunt-
er being the instructor. After»

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wards he took charge of a class
in shoe repairing at Booker T.
Washington School. If we would
teach raoe pride to the colored
youth of Kentucky, we may find
in Lucie N. DuValle a worthy
example. To her we may point
with pride as one (1) who chose
a. vocation for which she was
well fitted, (2) who prepared her-
self for that vocation continu-
ously, (3) who throughout fifty
years of service in that vocation
exhibited the fundamental quali-
ties necessary for success She
gave to her work all that she
had—an abundance of energy,
enthusiasm, and faith.

This career story would not
be complete did We not mention
the unselfish devotion of the
mother and the splendid coopera.
tion of the sisters who made this
life possible, three of whom have
joined her in the great beyond.
The remaining representative of
this distinguished family, Mrs.
Helen DuValle Rogers, now re—
sides at the old family residence
in Louisville, Kentucky

It would be most fitting if the
Louisville Board of Education
named a colored school of the
city in memory of this beloved
teacher and principal who gave
fiftythree years of service and
devotion to the youth of Louis-

(By Marguerite Parks)

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VVillinm H, Perry, Sn, Principal and Planeer

 W. H. Perry, Sn, Principal and Pioneer

More than sixty years ago
there came to the city of Louis
ville from Terre Haute, Indiana
in widowed mother and her young
son. The mother had come to
teach in the Louisville Public
Schools. She became a principal
in those early days when both
education and educators were
rare in Kentucky. She founded a
fine family of educators whose
name has become well known in
the annals of the‘Kentucky Ne-
gro Education Association. Her
young son, later W. H. Perry,
Sr., was destined to become Fr'
cipal and Pioneer in all affairs
educational _in this state.

W. [-1. Perry, Sr., the subject
of this career sketch, completed
a half century of service in the
Louisville Public Schools in 1927,
at which time he was honored
with a testimonial banquet by
Louisville citizens and the P. T.
A. of the Western School where
he had spent so many years of
faithful and inspired service.

Mr. Perry was born at Terre
Haute, Indiana and received his
early training in the Terre Haute
Public Schools. His father died
when he was five years of age;
however. his mother saw to it
that he received not only the for-
mal education of school but that
he was trained to be industrious
and to love good books. When
he came to Louisville he entered
the Central High School, then
in its infancy and located at
Sixth and Kentucky Streets. This
was during the principalship of
.1. M. Maxwell. He graduated
and qualified for Grammar and
Principal‘s certificates. This was
an ordeal required or all who


desired to teach in those days.
Because of his youth, being only
17, it was necessary that the
Louisville Board of Education
suspend its rules for him to be
appointed to the Western School
as teacher in 1878. He was trans-
ferred to Central High in 1879
where he taught mathematics in
the “A” grade and the first
grade. These grades were the
forerunners of the present elev-
enth and twelfth grades in (Jens
tral High School.

11: 1881 he was transferled,
as principal, to the Eastern
School (now known as Booker
T. WashingtonL succeeding Prof.
Joseph Ferguson. He served
there from 1881 to 1893. From
1893 to 1927 he labored at the
Western School in Louisville. His
best work was done in this
school and for this community.
He is known andloved by hun-
dreds of former pupils and their
parents throughout this section.
One of his pet theories was that
accelerated pupils should not be
kept' back by the lock step sys-
tem of education then in vogue.
In keeping with this view he pr0<
mated several of his brightest
pupils (ages eleven and twelve)
to the high school. This was
considered most unusual in that
day and received some criticism.
The writer was one of the “mere
babies" thus promoted to high
school and can recall her own
quaking determination to sue-
Ceed inspired by this farsighted
principal. Educators of today
have accepted individual differ
ences in pupil ability as a mat»
ier‘ of fact.

The industry and versatility


 of Wi H. Perry, Sr. is attested
by his continuous study and
achievements in the following
lines. He studied French, Ger-
man and Spanish under private
tutors. He specialized in Psy-
chology and Philosophy at the
University of Chicago. He studied
also at Martha’s Vineyard In-
stitute, Massachusetts and'at the
Library and Scientific Chantal -
quas of New York and Cincin-
nati. He graduated from the
Central Law School, Louisville,
in 1892 and from the Illinois
Medical College in 1908. He was
the first colored person to pass
the Kentudcy State Board 01
Medical Examiners and thus Se»
cure a physician’s license. Prior
to 1903 licenses were granted up
on mere presentation of diploma
from a medical school or on hos-
pital apprenticeship.

At present W. H. Perry, Sr.
is grand master of Masons of
the state of Kentucky, a thirty-
third degree Mason and active
in all branches of Masonry. At
K. N. E. A. meetings each spring
one may find him seated on the
platform among the past presi-
dents. He served as K. N. E. A.
president from 1884 to 1886 and
as a member of the Board or
Directors during Pres. F. M.
Woods’ administration, 1909-1916.

W. H. Perry, Jr,, eldest son of
this veteran educator, is princi»
pal of the Madison Junior High
School in Louisville. Victor
Kent Perry, another son, is a
teacher of science at Central
High School and a member of
the K. N. E. A. Board of Direc-
tors. A third son, Bertelle Perry,
is in the railway mail service
.in Cincinnati. His only daughv
ter, Sara A. Perry-Quillin, is a

teacher at Madison Junior High
School, Thus the Perry family
carries on.

Mr. Perry, Sr. has written a
number of poems, including one
read at the dedication of Ken-
tucky State College in Frank-
fort in 1886. This poem ap<
peared later in the Louisville
Courier-Journal. He never misses
one of Central's home foot-
ball games, rain or shine. He
has excellent appetite when Cen-
tral wins and thinks her coach-
ing staff is derelict Whenever the
opponents complete a forward
pass. On Sundays one finds him
seated in the family pew in the
Episcopal Church where he has
served as senior warden, Sun-
day school superintendent and
vestryman for more than a quar-
ter or a century. Tail of stature,
possessed of unfailing courtesy,
of kindly demeanor, of marve—
lous versatility and industry, one
recognizes W. H Perry, Sr. as
a pioneer educator and cultured

One of the goals set up by
Secretary Atwood s. Wilson
in his article appearing in the
October issue or the Journal is
to inspire pupils to exhibit a
spirit of industry. One way in
which we may inspire pupils is
to place before them a worthy
example of industry, such as we
have in the life of W. H. Perry,
Sr. In considering his career
we are reminded of the tribute
once paid to a famous Roman
generalv—“He has fought in more
battles than others read about;
he has accomplished more things
than others dream about."

(By Marguerite Parks)


 Joseph S. Cotter, S12, Principal and Poet

The K. N. E. A. takes pleasure in paying tribute to Professor
JOSEph S. Cotter, Six, in this issue of the K. N. E. A. Journal. For
fifty years, Professor Cotter has been a loyal member of the K. N.
E. A. and an inspiration to the youth of Louisville as well as the
country at large. Professor Cotter has always shown an interest in
the K. N. E. A. and annually has secured the enrollment of his fac-
ulty 100 per cent. A few years ago, Professor Gutter donated $100.00
for prizes during an annual physical exhibition. This is one of many
of the blots of Professor Cotter which shows his interest in the Ken-
tucky Negro Education Association. Professor Cotter is moreover, a
father of two auutanding children, Florence and Joseph S. Cotter,
Jr., both of Wh