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Program of the 30th anniversary exercises for Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, for May 30-June 6, 1912. Lane College was founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in America as the C.M.E. High School. It was named after Methodist Bishop Isaac Lane who co-founded the school. Planning for the school had begun in 1878 but the school's establishment was delayed by a yellow fever epidemic in the region. Its primary purpose was the education of newly freed slaves. It became Lane Institute in 1884 and Lane College in 1896.
Lane College (Jackson, Tenn.)
"Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee, exercises program, 1912" (2021). Other documents. 79.