"An Act to Incorporate the Normal and Collegiate Institute, and Provide for Support of the Same"
African Americans, education
In 1882, the Virginia General Assembly, which then included thirteen African American members, created the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute, the nation's first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for African Americans. It was named Virginia State University in 1979.
Virginia General Assembly
Acts and Joint Resolutions Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Virginia during the Session of 1881-82 (1882), 283-287
Richmond: B.F. Walker, Superintendent Public Printing
March 6, 1882
Library of Virginia
15_1075_016, 15_1075_017a, 15_1075_017b, 15_1075_018a, 15_1075_018b