Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


The story of the developing of the high school for Negroes in Houston is an interesting story . In the late eighties there was established on the corner of San Felipe and Frederick Streets in the fourth ward in Houston , Texas , a school which combined all the grades from the first to the eighth . One Mr. Hardy , at that time a prominent figure in educational and religious circles of the city was principal of the school and he had about three teachers to assist him . A small frame building stood on the spot of ground . In 1892 a real four year high school was organized and the traditional subject , Latin , algebra, geometry , and physics were added in English , History , and civil government .


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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