Once known as Biddle University, Johnson C. Smith University is Charlotte's only historic black colleges. The CatawbaPresbytery gathered after the Civil War and raised the funds for a school to educate the newly freed men. It opened its doors in 1867 as Biddle Memorial Institute then later changed its name to Biddle University in 1876. In 1922, Jane Berry Smith, of Pittsburgh, Pa., gave funds to build a theological dormitory, science hall, teachers' cottage and memorial gate.
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A commencement banquet at Johnson C. Smith University. Physical Description: Mounted, framed for exhibition. Publisher: Unknown
Staff party at Johnson C. Smith University. Martha McKinney, Mabel Rhode, Elsie Woodward, Fannie Hargraves. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown
The 1939 Johnson C. Smith University Homecoming Court. Dr. H. L. McCrorey was the president. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown
The celebration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the founding of JCSU and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dr. H. L. McCrorey, President on April 7, 1932. Physical Description: Panorma shot. Print stored in oversize box. Publisher: Unknown
Zoel Hargrave on the occasion of his 50th college reunion. Johnson C. Smith University, class of 1910.From left to right: Mr. Downing (first name unknown), Mr. Beatty (first name unknown), Zoel Hargrave, Mr. Logan (first name unknown), Mr. Adams (first name unknown). Physical Description: Panoramic image. Publisher: Unknown
1910 Johnson C. Smith University graduation picture. Zoel Hargrave is pictured. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown
Aerial view of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown
Founded in 1912, Queens College, now University, is located on Selwyn Avenue. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Unknown
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was founded in 1946 and gained university status in 1965. It is located in northeast Charlotte. Physical Description: 3x5 Publisher: Aerial Photography Services, Inc.