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Storer College postcard (1910)
Storer College postcard (1910)

Storer College was an historically black college located in Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Image File history File links Storer_college_postcard. ... Image File history File links Storer_college_postcard. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ...


The college was founded in 1867 by the Home Mission Society of the Free Baptist Church. Storer was the first college for blacks in West Virginia. The town of Harpers Ferry was chosen because of its relationship with abolitionist John Brown. Abolitionist and Freewill Baptist clergyman, Oren B. Cheney, who also founded Bates College in Maine, raised much of the original funding for the school. 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... John Browns Oath Engraving from daguerreotype by Augustus Washington, ca. ... Oren B. Cheney Oren Burbank Cheney was the founder of Bates College. ... Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ...


Unlike most such colleges, Storer simply closed its doors almost immediately following the United States Supreme Court decision to desegregate education, considering its mission to have been accomplished. The school closed in 1955. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1964, the moveable physical assets of the college were transferred to the historically white Alderson-Broaddus College, a Baptist college, and the college's endowment was transferred to Virginia Union University, an historically black institution. Records of the college are maintained by Virginia Union and by Howard University. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Alderson-Broaddus College is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... Virginia Union University is a historically black university located in the city of Richmond, Virginia that was founded in 1865 by a former slave trader. ... Howard University is a historically black university in Washington, D.C. It was established by a congressional charter in 1867, and much of its early funding came from the Freedmens Bureau. ...


Virginia Union considers graduates of the college to be alumni of VUU.


The campus of the college is now maintained as a part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. ...


Prominent Alumni, Staff and Professors

  • William A. Saunders, African American professor, link

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Storer College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
Storer College was an historically fl college located in Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
In 1964, the moveable physical assets of the college were transferred to the historically white Alderson-Broaddus College, a Baptist college, and the college's endowment was transferred to Virginia Union University, an historically fl institution.
Records of the college are maintained by Virginia Union and by Howard University.
Alderson-Broaddus College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (151 words)
Alderson-Broaddus College is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the American Baptist Churches.
Alderson-Broaddus was formed in 1932 by the union of two Baptist institutions: Alderson Academy (founded in Alderson, West Virginia, in 1901), and Broaddus College (founded in Winchester, Virginia, in 1871; moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 1876; and then to Philippi in 1901).
The physical assets of Storer College, a historically fl, Baptist college (founded in 1867), in Harper's Ferry merged with the institution in 1964.
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