Henry Johnson; Malinda Johnson; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
The home was built by Henry Johnson in 1865 after the end of the Civil War on Rome Street in Petersburg, VA. Henry Johnson had been born a slave on the old Fleet Plantation, now the site of Virginia State University. The house is still standing.
Politician, Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Nash Stevens was a member of the group of African American Legislators who presented a number of bills in February of 1882. The honorable William Nash Stevens presented the bill to move the "COLORED" insane asylum to Dinwiddie.
Black Militia; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
When the cornerstone for the main building was laid in July of 1883, there was a program which included a parade to the campus by different organizations. Included in this parade were several of the black militia units. The unit shown here was...
Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School Became a College in 1922, and the First Graduating Class to Use the New College Name Was in 1924. Picture Here are Walter P. Denny of Lebanon, Tennessee; Aeolian Lockert of Clarksville,...