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.
Confederate General; Battle of the Crater; Readjuster Party; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Mahone was a railroad engineer, a Confederate General, and a hero in the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864. After the Civil War he was one of the people who helped establish the Readjuster Party. The Party's support of the public...
Not many HBCUs had Reserve Officers Training Corps, at the beginning of World War I. James Nicholas, who will graduate from Virginia State and become a full professor at Virginia State and Rector of the Board of Visitors, was a member of this corp.
African American; Principal; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
Ida M. Harris was the first female administrator at what is now Virginia State University. She was originally from Fairfax County, Virginia. She was very involved in the development of African American Education in Virginia after the War of the...
Freedom fighter; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
John Henry Hill was born a slave in King and Queen County, Virginia, in March 1828. He escaped from the institution of slavery in 1853 and fled to Canada. He was very active in the Underground Railroad movement in Canada. After the Civil War...
Mills; Pre-Civil War; Industrial History; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
This is a view of Fleets Hill in 1883, as seen from Petersburg across the Appomattox River. This picture shows some of the many mills operating from water power along the Appomattox in Ettrick and Petersburg from the mid-1840s through the 1890s.
Campus Physician; First Physics Graduate; Virginia State College for Negroes
Charles Townes entered Virginia State College for Negroes in 1931. Mr. Towns became the first physics graduate in 1934. He went on to get a Ph.D in physics from Penn State and M.D. in medicine from Howard University. After World War II, Dr....
Commissioned Officer; Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute.
Virginus Johnston was a 1913 graduate of the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute. Virginus was one of five Virginia State University graduates to be commissioned an officer in the 92nd division during World War I.
Miner Normal School
Miner Normal School -- Buildings
Washington Normal School
Washington Normal School -- Buildings
Miner Normal School (officially known as Washington Normal School #2) held classes in the Franklin Building from ca. 1873 to 1907. This building was on the Southeast corner of 13rh and K. NW. Designed by Adolph Cuss, the building was completed and...
Miner Teachers College;
Miner Teachers College -- Fraternities and Sororities;
Rho Delta Rho
Rho Delta Rho – Rho Delta Rho was organized in 1934 by 13 men of Miner Teachers College for the purpose of foster better relationships among men at the school.
During World War II, the fraternity, because of the small number of men in the...
Miner Normal School;
Miner Normal School -- Buildings;
Washington Normal School;
Washington Normal School – Buildings
Miner Normal School (officially known as Washington Normal School # 2) held classes in the Franklin Building from 1873 (?) to 1907. This building was on the Southeast corner of 13th and K. NW. Designed by Adolph Cuss, the building was completed...
Radio – Washington (D.C.) -- University of the District of Columbia;
WUDC was a 4,000-watt station, licensed to the University of the District of Columbia – hence the call letters – WUDC. UDC had to sell its radio station to raise the money it needed as an educational institution. WUDC was never a financial...
Laying Out Some Work In the Sheet-Metal Shop at Tuskegee are Freshmen Students Studying Sheet Metal. They are Robert Lewis of Sipsey, AS & March Brymer of Jacksonville, FL, a War Veteran Who Served with the 446th Signal Heavy Construction...
Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, b. 1837 d. 1921; Governors--Louisiana
Founder and sponsor of the relocation of Southern University. Pinchback served as Senator in the Louisiana State Senate in 1867, Lieutenant Governor in 1871 and Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873 [35 days].