In the early 20th century under the leadership of the college's first African-American college president, Joseph J. Rhoads, Bishop phased out its high school programs and placed emphasis on its new two year ministerial program. During the 1930s and 1940s the program evolved into the Lacy Kirk Williams Institute. The institute attracted national attention and its attendants included the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
After receiving a grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation, Bishop moved to Dallas in 1961. Bishop closed in 1988 after a financial scandal, that eventually lead to the college having its accreditation and eligibility to receive funds from charities such as the United Negro College Fund revoked. In 1990 the property was purchased by Comer S. Cottrell, and Paul Quinn College was moved to the Bishop campus.
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Leaving Santos, Bishop stopped in Rio de Janeiro to visit acquaintances she had met some years before, including the lively, cosmopolitan, well-connected Lota de Macedo Soares, who was at the time overseeing construction of a high-modernist home in the mountains near Petrópolis, north of Rio.
By fortuitous misfortune, Bishop was stricken with a severe allergic reaction to the fruit of the cashew nut that delayed her departure — a delay that stretched into some seventeen years' residence in Brazil.
Bishop loved country life, rural people and folk traditions, and was charmed by Lota's wit and eclectic knowledge of the arts and architecture.
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