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Sat, 05.30.1868

New Orleans University is Founded

*The founding of New Orleans University is celebrated on this date in 1868.  They were a historically black college (HBCU) in Louisiana. 

It was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church and is affiliated with several preparatory schools in various parts of Louisiana. New Orleans University originally opened at Camp and Race streets in New Orleans.

In 1868, it moved to St. Charles Avenue near Jefferson Avenue.  New Orleans University operated until it merged with Straight College in 1934 to form Dillard University

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Your door is shut against my tightened face, And I am sharp as steel with discontent; But I possess the courage and the grace To bear my anger proudly... THE WHITE HOUSE by Claude McKay.
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