Colored High School Opens (1895)
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Colored High School Opens (1895)

Colored High School Opens (1895)

The Suffolk Normal and Collegiate Institute, a colored chartered institution of learning for the higher education of their youth, opened to-day under favorable auspices. The Good Samaritan Hall will be used until the stockholders can erect a suitable structure. The school has an initial enrollment of about seventy names, all of which, however, were not present to-day. Rev. S. G. Newsome is president, and Dr. J. C. Ayler is one of the chief instructors. Catalogues will be issued in a few days.

the norfolk virginian
Nansemond Collegiate Institute, ca. 1906, Library of Virginia.
Nadia Orton

Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.

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