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Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Laing School records

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Identifier: AMN 1059
Abstract Laing School was founded January 29, 1866 by Cornelia Hancock (1839-1926), under the auspices of the Friends Association for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen of Philadelphia. The school began with 50 African American students in the damaged remains of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. At different times, Laing served as an industrial school, a high school, middle school, and elementary school. In the early 1970s, the Charleston school system...
Dates: 1883-1990

South Carolina Rosenwald Schools

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Identifier: AMN 1152
Abstract The Rosenwald Schools Initiative was founded by Tuskegee Institute founder, Booker T. Washington and Sears and Roebuck Co. president, Julius Rosenwald in 1912. Washington saw the need to build schools for African Americans, particularly in rural areas across the South and Rosenwald was looking for a charitable opportunity to support and expressed interest in the plight of the Black community. Although Washington passed away in late 1915, the Rosenwald Fund went on to support the creation of...
Dates: 1912-2005; undated

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Avery Normal Institute 1
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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1