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Shaw University
 
Shaw University Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert Cole, May 15, 2010
1. Shaw University Marker
Shaw University is a private liberal arts institution and historically black university specializing in social research and the liberal arts, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
Inscription. Founded 1865 by Baptist missionary Henry Martin Tupper. Chartered 1875; named for benefactor Elijah Shaw of Mass.
 
Erected 1996 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H-32.)
 
Location. 35° 46.32′ N, 78° 38.27′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of East South Street and South Wilmington Street on East South Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 E South St., Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governorís Palace of North Carolina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governorís Palace (about 300 feet away); General Grant (about 400 feet away); Leonard Medical School (about 700 feet away); James H. Young (about 800 feet away); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (approx. 0.2 miles away); James H. Harris (approx. ľ mile away); Thomas R. Jernigan (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shaw University: Official Homepage. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Shaw University Archives & History. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Shaw University Photo, Click for full size
By Robert Cole, May 15, 2010
2. Shaw University
Westward view of marker Shaw University grounds along East South Street. The new Performing Arts Center can be seen one block in the background. The university is a few blocks south of the central Raleigh downtown area.
 

3. Wikipedia entry for Shaw University. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
4. North Carolina History Project: Shaw University. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. Historically Black American Colleges and Universities: Shaw University Profile. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Shaw University - Estey Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Robert Cole, May 15, 2010
3. Shaw University - Estey Hall
Eastward view of the marker and northern part of the university along East South Street. In 1873, Estey Hall was erected for female students, making it the first such dormitory in the U.S. on a coeducational campus. The building, originally known as "Estey Seminary," was named in honor of Jacob Estey, the largest donor to the construction project. Estey Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Henry Martin Tupper Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of the Shaw University Archives
4. Henry Martin Tupper
Henry Martin Tupper, founder and first president of Shaw University (1865-1893), was honorably discharged from the Union Army after serving for three years as a private and as a chaplain. On October 10, 1865, Dr. Tupper settled in Raleigh with his bride, Mrs. Sarah B. Tupper, and in December organized the class, which was to develop into Shaw University.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 735 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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