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Near Pembroke in Robeson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Croatan Normal School

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
1. Croatan Normal School Marker
Inscription. Established in 1887 to educate teachers of Indian youth. It was the forerunner of UNC-Pembroke. Building was 2/10 mile east.
 
Erected 2013. (Marker Number I-68.)
 
Location. 34° 41.674′ N, 79° 13.303′ W. Marker is near Pembroke, North Carolina, in Robeson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 710 and West Railroad Street (Road 1515), on the left when traveling south on State Highway 710. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke NC 28372, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Berry Lowrie (approx. 1.1 miles away); University of N. C. at Pembroke (approx. 1.3 miles away); Honorable Hamilton McMillan (approx. 1.4 miles away); Burnt Swamp Association (approx. 5.4 miles away); Raft Swamp (approx. 7.8 miles away); Angus W. McLean (approx. 8 miles away); Floral College (approx. 8 miles away); Carolina College (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
Also see . . .  The Croatan Normal School. “Barred from white schools, North Carolina’s Indians did not attend Chapel Hill until the twentieth century. Eager for education, Indian parents
Croatan Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2017
2. Croatan Normal School Marker
in 1887 requested their own school. Local people in Pembroke constructed a building, and the Croatan Normal School opened with fifteen students and one teacher. In 1926, its trustees added college courses, and in 1941, the General Assembly changed its name to Pembroke State College for Indians. Until 1953, it was the nation’s only state-supported four-year college for Indians. Following the 1954 Supreme Court's school desegregation decision, the trustees opened the college to all applicants. After the General Assembly established the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina in 1972, the school became known as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.” (Submitted on March 24, 2017.) 
 
Categories. EducationNative Americans
 
Croatan Normal School, Students and Staff image. Click for full size.
UNC Pembroke Collection
3. Croatan Normal School, Students and Staff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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