Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute (Virginia State University), 1916

The mission of the school stated,

“The primary aim of the Institute is to prepare teachers for the colored public schools of the State….The institute, however, has a secondary aim. This aim seeks to prepare every student entering its doors for the pressing duties and obligations of the daily life.”

This image can be seen at the University of Virginia Library site:

Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute.

Courtesy of The Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, The Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs, Number 1242

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