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Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln Institute Campus

 
 
Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (front)
Inscription.  Founded by Berea College trustees with Pres. Frost main fundraiser. This occurred after Day Law (1904) stopped coeducation of whites and blacks. In 1909, Berea board bought three farms totaling 444 acres for a school. Lincoln Institute opened to 85 black students on October 1, 1912. It stressed teacher training and industrial education. (over)
Presented by National Alumni Association

(Reverse)
Well known black leaders were financial agent James Bond and later Pres. Whitney M. Young, Sr. Institute designed by the New York firm of Tandy and Foster (black architects). In 1947, school became part of public education system. It opened as institute for gifted but disadvantaged youth, 1967. School officially closed in 1970.
Presented by National Alumni Association

 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1930.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1912.
 
Location. 38° 13.447′ N, 85° 22.5′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) and Whitney Young, on the right when traveling east on Shelbyville Road. Located at the entrance to the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (within shouting distance of this marker); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 1˝ miles away); Capt. John Simpson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ednum Gregg (approx. 2.9 miles away); Benjamin Bridges, Sr. (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Lincoln Institute. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. Lincoln Institute Campus Marker (reverse)
Marker at entrance to Job Corps Center. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Marker at entrance to Job Corps Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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