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Race prejudice must go. The Fatherhood of God and the Brother
I hood of man must prevail. These are the only principles which will stand
I the acid test of good citizenship in time of peace, war and death.
(1) We must have our pro-rata of empayment in businesses to
I which we give our patronage, such as grocery stores, laundries, furniture
| stores, department stores and coal companies, in fact every concern which
we support. We must give our citizens the change to live respectably
| We are tired of educating our children and permitting them to remain
| economic slaves and enter into lives of shame.
^ (2) Our pro-rata of employment for the patronage to our public
p corpor itions such as railroad companies, the street car company, the
pj Nebraska Power company, the Notrhwestern Bell Telephone company and
!fjj other establishments which we are forced to support by right of franchise.
Also our pro-rata of employment in return for the takes we pay in our city,
p county, state and federal government.
(3) To encourage the establishment of a first class hospital that
g we may get the best that here is in medical science from our doctors whom
g we know to be nearest to us, also to encourage a high respect of them and
f1 encourage more of our girls to take nursestraining.
| *4) An one hundred per cent deportment of our citizens in our
I public or private places of business, especially on street cars .If we are to
I be respected we must act respectably, especially in public places where we
| are constantly before the public’s eye.
.5* A one hundred per cent membership in the Omaha branch of
P the N. A. A. C. P. should be had to encourage the efforts put forth by the
I founders of the organization and to assist the general office to establish a
j| five million dollar endowment fund to maintain operating expenses and t#
g further the principles of the N. A. A. C. P. All people of all races must be
| educated up to a higher principle and a more thorough understanding df
js inter-racial relationship that our country may in reality be a government
jg of the people, for the people and by the people, in whole and not in part.
(6) The re-establishment of the Christian Religion as Christ
I taught it, for the uplifting of mankind, eliminating financial and p#r
!J sonal gain. A practical Christian religion, week days as well as Sunday,
g An attitude toward our fellowman as a brother in order to establish a prin
Iciple which will guide the destiny of each other’s children, our neighbor’s
children today are our children tomorrow.
(7) Courteous treatment in all places of business and the enforce
ment of the State Civil right law.
I (8) To encourage and assist in the establishment of the following
l financial institutions near 24th and Lake streets: A building and Loan
l association, a state bank, and, also, a first-class trust company for the
3 purpose of administering aid and assistance to our widows and children.
I (9) To encourage he erection of a one hundred thousand dollar
3 Young Men’s Christian association building near 24th and Lake streets.
(10) To enlarge the Young Women’s Christian Association that it
l may supply sufficient dormitory accommodations.
3 (11) To teach our citizens to live economically within their earn
1 mg capacity by printing in each issue a budget system for various salaries.
3 (12) To make Omaha a better city in which to live by inaugurating
I a m°re cosmopolitan spirit among our American citizens,
j . (13) To Put a stop to the Divorce Evil by passing a state law mak
3 'Ug the mistreatment of a wife or a husband by either of them a crimianl
i offense to be decided by a jury, first offense, jail sentence of a short dura
tion, second offense one of longer duration, third offence from one to five
years in the penitentiary. This, we believe, will make mer: and women
think before marrying.
• must become owners of our city government by paying a
seemingly higher salary to those whom we employ to administer its af
fairs, a salary that will attract men of high caliber.
3 ^ Fight for a passage of the Dyer Anti Lynch bill and thus stop
!the shameful lynching of American citizens.
(2) of our citizens in the president’s cabinet,
j. v ^ Federal control of the educational sysem that every child
must have a high school education. _ ■ --* i
(4) Assist in the furtherance of recearch by our scientists and His
g tonans to prove that civilization was first founded in Africa.
J l * Establish a political influence which will bring about our pro
p rata of higher appointments made by our chief executives.
S „ ,(6) , Stop graft in politics by passing a Federal Law making election
I tovote & h° lday and comPellm& ©very American citizen of voting age
I u • u- Pr®vent further wars by teaching the socalled white race that
1 it is high time for them to quit fooling themselves about white supremacv
1 on.ly three-tenths of this world’s population. They must be taue-ht
I HC0l0/iSdue<»dhna«? conditions. They must be Kt that slvfm
I tenths of the world s population is made up of darker races. They must
I be tauqht that the rays of the sun that blazes upon the equator and turn
| the skin brown do not effect the power of the brain any more than the
1 coldness of icy glaciers effect the brain of the white race; and thlt the
1 darker races will not continue to be crushed by a money mad fed Tf til
I fat|ferh$l?f God “d the Brotherhood of man are lot wllded into
| Beurts °f world’s famly now, by teaching the principles laid down I!
1 our Saviour, it will be welded into the hearts of our children somelov
I soon, on the bloodiest battlefield this world has ever known d y’
30,000 OF THE CONSUMING PUBLIC IN THE
METROPOLITAN AREA READ
THE ACCREDITED FIGURES OF 16,500 NEGRO
ABOUT CORRECT FOR THIS METROPOLITAN
AREA, THAT IS, OMAHA PROPER
THESE FACTS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COMPUTED
The Average Expenditure Per Person, Daily is $1.26, The Total Daily Expenditure Is About
$22,867.00. Making the Annual Expenditure of $8,346,456.00.
The Women and Misses of Our Group Require $701,102.22.
Clothing and Shoes for the Children, yearly the sura of $600,787.30.
In Omaha Alone, the 4,800 Families Spend Annually for Bread $225,497,000.
More than $250,193.65 is Spent in Omaha for Furniture.
THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE A SELECTED FEW OF THE MANT NECESSITIES, COMMODI
TIES AND LUXURIES CONSUMED IN THIS V AST EPENDITURE.
OF THE $8,346,455.00
WHICH ALSO INCLUDES
Automobiles Groceries, Meats, Poods,
Automobile Accessories Wholesale and Retail
Bakeries Hardware Stores
Candy and Soft Drinks Jewelers
Cigars and Tobacco Men’s Stores
• Confections Musical Instruments
Construction and Building Materia! Notions
Druggist Wholesale and Retail Novelties and Toys
Dry Goods ^ 1t Radio Dealers
Electrical Appliances Shoes
| Stationery and Office Supplies
THE REQUIREMENTS OF OUR LADIE S FOR TOILET PREPARATIONS EX
These Include Many Kinds of Hair Bea utifiers, Massage Creams, Powders, Rouge,
Lip Stick, Eye-brow Beautifiers, Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Talcum and Body Sachets
and Manicuring Preparations.
THESE 16,600 CONSUMERS ARE SERVED BEST BY . ' ' ,
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