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LeMoyne-Owen College: A Beacon of Hope

LeMoyne-Owen College: A Beacon of Hope

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LeMoyne-Owen College has been a central institution in Memphis since its founding in 1871 as the LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School. Over the years the college has educated generations of teachers, professionals and public servants. This exhibit explores LeMoyne-Owen’s unique past as a Historically Black College as well as a vital part of the Memphis community by considering the institution’s academics and athletics, students’ participation in the city’s civil rights movement, and the impact of notable alumni.

Focusing on:




-Campus life (including Greek life)

-Notable alumni

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