Monday, July 18, 2011

Storer College (WV)

Storer College was founded October 2, 1867 as Storer Normal School and closed in 1955, one year after the landmark school desegregation decision handed down by the Supreme Court in Brown v. The Board of Education. Today the campus is maintained by the National Park Service as part of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

A collection of historic photos of Storer College developed by Beth Jane Toren and Alisha Myers is also available.

See also Dawne R. Burke's dissertation, Storer College: A Hope for Redemption in the Shadow of Slavery, 1865-1955.