"The pleasant books, that silently among Our household treasures take familiar places, Are to us, as if a living
tongue Spake from the printed leaves, or pictured faces!"
The aim of the Author in preparing this volume has been to put in a form, convenient for preservation and
future reference, a brief historical sketch of the work and workers connected with the founding and
development of Oak Hill Industrial Academy, established for the benefit of the Freedmen of the Choctaw
Nation, Indian Territory, by the Presbyterian church, U. S. A.