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Twelve Wise Men and What They Did for a Race: Schools of the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Brought Down to Date
			
            New Orleans College
  New Orleans College is located on two and
  a quarter beautiful city blocks, making a cam-
    pus of about three acres, out on St. Charles
Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, not far from
Tulane University, which is the principal uni-
versity for white people in the South.  The
school has seven buildings, whose value, in ad-
dition to the real estate, amounts to $135,000.
Over 600,000 colored people in Louisiana and
nearby States are served by this school.  It
has twenty teachers, and its students number
416.
  It has been decided by the Society to make
of this school a great normal college, to pre-
pare colored teachers for the South and South-
west tributary to New Orleans.  This general
region contains  over  two  million  Negroes.
School faculties for this race are here more
meagre and backward than in any other large
section of the so-called "Black Belt" of the
South.
  Gilbert Academy, which heretofore has been
located at Baldwin, Louisiana, is to be moved
to New Orleans, and affiliated with New Or-
leans Normal College. It will prepare stu-
dents for the college, and together they will
constitute one of the strongest and best teacher-
training institutions in the South. This move-
ment is in line with a broad program of the
Society, whereby college work shall be done
at a few great centers--Normal, Academic,
and Industrial at others, and Medicine and
Dentistry at Meharry Medical College, and
Theology at Gammon Theological Seminary.




			
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