Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Tennessee State University



Marker ID: NHC 
Location: TSU Campus, 2904 John A Merritt Bvld, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.070    W 086° 49.394
  36.16783333    -86.82323333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes first opened its doors to 247 students in 1912. this site gave birth to a new era--Public Higher Education for Negroes in the state of Tennessee with emphasis on Agricultural & Industrial occupations. In 1922 the school was raised to college status & to a university in 1951.


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Erected: 1976