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Author Thurston, Marie Pannell

Title St. Philip's College : A Point of Pride on San Antonio's Eastside / Marie Pannell Thurston
Published College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Series Peoples and Cultures of Texas, Sponsored by Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Peoples and Cultures of Texas, Sponsored by Texas A & M University-San Antonio
Contents 1898 and Before -- Coming to Texas -- Artemisia Bowden and St. Philip's Industrial School -- The Industrial Side of Education at St. Philip's School -- Four Acres and a New Home -- Struggling to Survive : The 1930s -- Oral History Interviews, 1930s -- An Awesome Responsibility : The 1940s -- The 1940s, Continued -- Students, Faculty, and Administrators from the 1940s -- The Norris Years -- The Surprise Election of Garlington Jerome (G. J.) Sutton -- Integrating the Schools : The 1950s -- Oral History Interviews, 1950s -- Learning to Adjust : Students and Faculty from the 1960s -- The Evening Division -- The Murphy Years, 1969-1984 -- A Procession of Presidents, Era of Contention : The 1980s -- A Tumultuous, Progressive Time : The 1980s -- Poised for Change -- Keeping Watch : The 1990s -- A New Year, A New Place : The 2000s -- A Brand New Leader and a Brand New Day -- Conclusion -- Appendixes. Appendix A : Presidents of St. Philip's College, 1898-2012 ; Appendix B : Administrators of St. Philip's College, 1898-2012 ; Appendix C : Letter and Signatures ; Appendix D : AT&T Artists ; Appendix E : Interviewees ; Appendix F : History of the College President's Lecture Series
Summary In 1898, St. Philip's Normal and Industrial School opened its doors in San Antonio, offering sewing classes for Black girls. It was the inaugural effort in a program, founded by the West Texas diocese of the Episcopal Church, to educate and train former slaves and other African Americans in that city. Originally tied to St. Philip's Church, about three miles east of the downtown center, the school grew to offer high school and then junior college courses and eventually affiliated with the San Antonio Independent School District and San Antonio College. One of the few remaining historically Black junior colleges in the country, St. Philip's, whose student body is no longer predominantly Black, has also been designated a Hispanic-serving institution, one of few schools to bear both designations. Based on archival research and extensive interviews with current and former alumni, faculty, and friends, this book presents the heartwarming and inspiring record of a school, the community that nurtures it, and the collective pride in what the institution and its graduates have accomplished
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject St. Philip's College -- History
St. Philip's College.
African Americans -- Education -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History
African American schools -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History
African American universities and colleges -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History
Christian universities and colleges -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History
Community colleges -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History
EDUCATION -- Higher.
African American schools.
African American universities and colleges.
African Americans -- Education.
Christian universities and colleges.
Community colleges.
Texas -- San Antonio.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012039097
ISBN 9781623490010