Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who studied at what was then the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, founded Denmark Industrial School in 1897 in South Carolina. New Jersey philanthropist Ralph Voorhees and his wife donated $5,000 to buy the land and build the first building, allowing the school to open in 1902 with Wright as principal. It was the only high school for blacks in the area.
In 1924 the American Church Institutes for Negroes, which was part of the Episcopal Church, agreed to support the school. In 1947, the school became Voorhees School and Junior College. In 1962, it was accredited as a four-year college. Now Voorhees College will transition to Voorhees University...https://www.jbhe.com/2021/06/voorhees-college-announces-that-it-will-transition-to-university-status-in-2022/
July 4, 1881 - A Great Day in History...
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