THE HAMPTON NORMAL AND AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE. SESSION OF 1885-6. INCORPORATED IN 1870. S.C. ARMSTRONG, PRINCIPAL. F.N. GILMAN, TREASURER.

[Hampton, VA: Normal School Press Print, 1885?]. viii, 75, [5 blank] pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Light wear, chipped wrappers. Institutional rubberstamps on front wrap and two pages of text. Good+.

"Gen. Samuel C. Armstrong in 1868 founded Hampton Institute, a citadel of industrial education whose black pupils were advised to eschew political involvement and concentrate on character development and economic self-help." Foner Reconstruction 146. Here Armstrong provides a detailed report on activities at the school and its history (including, not only the progress of the Blacks, but also of Indian students); with reports of faculty, and much data on origins and achievements of the students.
FIRST EDITION. OCLC 25483336 [1- Roanoke City Pub. Libr.]. See Blockson 517-518 [ref.]. Item #21689

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