HIS 490 - History Capstone (Spring 2019)

Early Leaders in Black Education

Rollins administrators and faculty maintained close connections with leading black educational institutions in the state, like Bethune-Cookman University and the Hungerford Vocational School of Eatonville. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was a celebrated early African American educator and the founder of Bethune-Cookman College (founded in 1904), a still successful HBCU located in nearby Daytona, Florida. After… Read More Early Leaders in Black Education

HIS 240 - Researching American History (Fall 2018)

Rollins and African American Higher Education Before Integration

Although Rollins College did not have an African American student body until the mid-1960s, the College was nevertheless a strong advocate for black education in the years before integration, and this is quite evident by the College‚Äôs early philanthropy and support for the Hungerford Vocational School of Eatonville. Located only 4 miles from Rollins College… Read More Rollins and African American Higher Education Before Integration