State aid to negroes deprived
of Berea Educ.?
More aid to Frankfort Inst.
March 2, 1908.
Dr. Wm. G. Frost,
541 Lexington Ave.,
New York City.
My dear Friend:-
Your esteemed favor of some days ago was duly re-
ceived and I have been so busy here in the Legislature that I have
gotten behind in my correspondence not having a Stenographer.
However the subject therein referred to has not escaped my
consideration. It seems to me that morally the State of Kentucky
could do(crossed out) owe something for(crossed out) to the colored people who lost by reason
of the Day law an opportunity to be educated at Berea College and
should aid Berea in this work. if constitutional.(written in)
However the Kentucky Constitution prohibits the appro-
priation of any money for education other than for(inserted) common school except(written in)
after(crossed out) by a vote of the people except the State College. The con-
stitutionality of the Normal School Act was attacked on the
ground that it was not a part of the common school system and
therefore a vote was necessary. The Court of Appeals held differ-
ently([ly]written in). Berea not being a State Institution controlled by the State,
of course, could not get(crossed out) come within the scope of the common school
I discussed this matter with Judge Burnam who is here
and he agrees with me as to this conclusion. We are going to
make, however, a liberal appropriation to the Colored Normal