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Admissions and Course of Study, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

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Title

Admissions and Course of Study, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

Subject

African Americans, education

Description

Founded in 1868, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute educated and trained hundreds of African Americans to be teachers. Although African Americans had been denied the opportunity for education during slavery, Hampton required its students (ages 14-25) to be able to read, write, and know arithmetic through long division to qualify for admission. During their three-year course of study, students took classes in grammar, rhetoric, composition, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, bookkeeping, geography, United States history and government, and the natural sciences, as well as agriculture and household industries.

Source

Catalogue of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, VA., for the Academic Year 1870-71 (1871), 12-14.

Publisher

Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son

Date

1870-1871

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Books

Identifier

15_1075_019, 15_1075_020, 15_1075_021

Coverage

Hampton, Virginia