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>Main Building at West Virginia Colored Institute
Main Building at West Virginia Colored Institute, circa 1901


On August 25, 1891, ground was broken on construction of the first building of West Virginia Colored Institute, now West Virginia State University, in Institute.

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"The West Virginia Colored Institute"
Legislative Act Creating West Virginia Colored Institute
"Early Negro Education in West Virginia"


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