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Proceedings of the Colored State Convention assembled in St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, Lexington, Ky., November 26.

1884KY-State-Lexington_Proceedings (22).pdf

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school at Petersburg, besides the salary of seven teachers annually. But let us give the proof that the A. & M. College is made a part of the common school system. "Each legislative representative district in the State is entitled to send four properly qualified students to this college free of tuition. Said students are to be selected by a board of examiners appointed by the court of claims; preference being given to meritorious pupils for the common schools. Let me attach here a schedule, showing what other States are doing for the colored people in the normal school line.

NORMAL SCHOOLS IN THE SEVERAL SOUTHERN STATES SUPPORTED BY STATE APPROPRIATIONS. (Taken from the Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1883.)

Name of School. Date of organisation Location. State appropriatins No. of instructors No. of pupils Normal school for Colored Teachers ..... 1875 Huntsville, Ala ... $2,000 ..... 3 134 Branch Normal College of Arkansas Indust. Univ. 1875 Pine Bluff, Ark...{Including cost of building, $15,000 6 145 Lincoln Institute .... 1866 Jefferson City, Mo {$16,000 incl'ding $6,000 for b'lding for two years 6 148 State col. Normal School 1877 Fayetteville, N. C.. {$2,000, $200 from Peabody Fund . 3 123 State Col. Normal School 1881 Franklinton, N. C. $705...... 4 75 Plymouth State Colored Normal School.... 1881 Plymouth, N.C. {$500, $205 from Peabody Fund. 3 91 State Col. Normal School Salisbury, N.C... $500 ...... 2 65 Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.. 1868 Hampton, Va... $10,328 for b'dings 52 501 Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute... 1882 Petersburg, Va... $100,000 .... 12 120 Tuskegee Normal School 1881 Tuskegee, Ala... $3,000..... 3 112 Miss. State Normal School 1870 Holly Springs, Miss. $3,000 ..... 3 136 Baltimore Normal school for Colored Teachers. 1864 Baltimore, Md... $2,000..... 6 150 Lincoln Normal Seminary 1873 Marion, Ala... $4,000.... 5 174 Colored Normal School . 1881 Newbern, N.C... {$500, $200 from Peabody Fund. 4 95 State Nor. School of Texas 1879 Prairie View, Texas $7,600 ..... 3 49

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