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HBCU founder goes by the name of Charles P. Adams!

    HBCu founder
 
 
Charles P. Adams was an African American educator
and administrator. In 1901, the North Louisiana
Farmer’s Relief Association asked him to
return to Louisiana.
 
Adams was the man who was to set up
 
agricultural and industrial school in North Louisiana.
 
This particular school he set up was Grambling
 
University.
 
              He founded the school “Colored Industrial and
 
 Agricultural School. There were 105 students. Room
 
and board was simply $5.00 a month. It was paid by
 
home cured meat, chickens, syrup, meal, flour,
 
and potatoes.
 
 
             He lectured in communities close by,
 
and secured financial assistance from the north
 
states and from Canada to keep the institution
 
alive. The school’s first faculty involved 3 people:
Adams, Martha, and A.C. Welcher.
 
By 1905, Adams left Grambling because its
 
NLFRA Baptist membership desired
 
a church centered school. The Tuskegee Trained
 
Adams really desired a school that was
 
devoted to training people to make a good living
 
on farms, improve health conditions, and live
 
efficiently in their groups.
 
         7 Black men in the Grambling community with
 
Adams in that group, pledged $25 dollars
 
for a new school site and a 200
 
acre plot five miles west of Ruston La. was
 
bought for $800.
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