HBCUs That Have Closed Their Doors

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  • 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
  • Guadalupe College
  • Kittrell College

Mississippi Industrial College

A private institution located in Holly Springs, Mississippi Industrial College was founded by the Mississippi Conference of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in 1905. Young Black students were trained in Christian ideals and provided with literary and industrial educations. The college closed in 1982.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

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