HBCUs That Have Closed Their Doors

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  • Guadalupe College
  • Kittrell College
  • Leland University
  • Mary Holmes College
  • Mississippi Industrial College
  • Western University
  • Prentiss Institute
  • St. Paul College to Close on June 30
  • Bishop College
  • Daniel Payne College
  • Friendship College

Leland University

Having wanted to establish an institution of higher learning for Louisiana’s Black population, Brooklyn resident Holbrook Chamberlain incorporated Leland University in 1870. A hurricane destroyed the original buildings in 1915, and consequently moved the school to Baker, Louisiana. Leland University served Black students from first grade through university level, before closing in 1960.

(Photo: Courtesy of Southern University)

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