Dr. Joseph Charles Price 1854-1893 First President of Livingstone College, Salisbury, N. C., (1882-93). "I do not care how dark the night; I believe in the coming of the morning." Dr. Joseph C. Price

New York: National Child Welfare Association Inc., c. 1921. Poster. 72 x 44 cm. Moderate chip at tip of lower left corner. Tear (5 cm.) combined with a small chip slight right of center at the top. Price is not much remembered these days but, during his short life before dying of Bright's Disease at the age of 39, he was one the most important African Americans in America. Born to a slave father and free mother in North Carolina, Price was enrolled by his mother in the newly established St. Andrew's School in New Bern in 1863. After serving as a school principal, he resumed his studies, eventually graduating from Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) and attending its theological seminary, He proved to be a powerful speaker and raised money in England (and the United States) for an educational institution for African Americans in North Carolina. As a result, the temporarily defunct Zion Wesley Institute (renamed Livingstone College in 1887) was able to relocate to Salisbury, North Carolina and open in 1882 with the 28 year old Price as its first President. He remained as its President until his death in 1893, while also being active in the leadership of progressive national organizations trying to promote and protect civil rights for African Americans. W. E. B. Du Bois and others believed that the death of Price opened the way for the more conservative Booker T. Washington to become generally regarded as the national spokesman for African Americans. Very Good. Item #88775

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