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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware State College High School

 
 
Delaware State College High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2019
1. Delaware State College High School Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1921, the Board of Trustees of the State College for Colored Students, later known as Delaware State College, approved a resolution recommending the establishment of a high school for Negro students on its campus. This was the second such institution in the state, and the first outside of Wilmington. Many of the classes were held in the Dupont Building, also known as the Practice School This building was named for Pierre S. Dupont, a Delaware philanthropist who was instrumental in funding the construction of Negro schools throughout the state. With the establishment of a comprehensive high school for Negro students in each county, the State College High School was closed in 1952.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 17, 1921.
 
Location. 39° 11.05′ N,
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75° 32.673′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on College Road, 0.7 miles west of North Dupont Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dupont School (within shouting distance of this marker); Loockerman Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover Downs (approx. half a mile away); Dover (approx. one mile away); Dover International Speedway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lakeside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Delaware State College High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2019
2. Delaware State College High School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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