The Critic for February has some articles of local interest in addition to the general attractiveness of the current number of this excellent literary and critical monthly. Charles W. Chesnutt, the Cleveland author who is making for himself a name in literature, makes "A Plea for the American Negro," in prefacing which the editors of The Critic say "Mr. Chesnutt is particularly well equipped for the writing of Mr. Washington's book," as "by birth he belongs in part to the race of which it treats, and by education, in pedagogy and the law, he brings sympathy and intelligence to bear upon the subject." It is added that he is now delivering lectures on the negro problem throughout the country.
The Literary Page, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. (Feb. 11, 1900): n.p