African Americans -- Education;
Miner Normal School;
Miner Teachers College;
Teachers, Training of
Illustration of Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), founder of the Miner School, which became Miner Teachers College. Miss Miner was a native of New York, and had also taught planters’ daughters in Mississippi. Miss Miner became determined to improve the...
Education -- Law and Legislation;
Miner Teachers College
Myrtilla Miner’s school was inactive for a lack of funds between 1860 and 1871. A bill considered in the US Senate to incorporate the Institution for Colored Youth in Washington, DC, Feb. 17, 1863. This institution incorporated in 1863.
Founded in 1851, Miss Miner’s school became known under the following names: 1) Colored Girl’s school, 2) Miner Normal School, 3) Washington Normal School #2, 4) Miner Normal School (a second time), and 5) Miner Teachers College. The school was...
Miner Teachers College; Miner Teachers College -- football
The athletic program at Miner was generally limited through its entire history, especially in the area of intercollegiate athletics. Athletics was still underdeveloped in 1933. At the time, there was a lack of athletic tradition and support for...