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Hearne Academy, founded in 1881, was a school for African Americans during the post-Reconstruction era in Hearne, Texas. It was renamed and relocated in 1909 to become Fort Worth Industrial and Mechanical College in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] It was modeled after Tuskegee Institute.[2] That institution closed in 1929 after struggling financially.[3]

Hearne Academy
Location
Hearne, Texas

United States
Information
Other nameFort Worth Industrial and Mechanical College
Established1881
Closed1929
AuthorityBaptist organizations
StaffElizabeth Stumm
GradesSecondary, college prepatory, and industrial classes

The school was supported by Baptist organizations. It offered elementary through secondary, college prepatory, and industrial classes.[3]

Major J. Johnson was its president in 1916.[4] Elizabeth Stumm, a teacher and writer who was married to a misisonary priest, taught at the school. She was African American.

Alumni

  • Alexander Asberry, state legislator
  • Robert J. Moore, state legislator

References

  1. "TSHA | Hearne Academy". www.tshaonline.org.
  2. Selcer, Richard F. (December 15, 2015). A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life. University of North Texas Press. ISBN 9781574416169 – via Google Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Newkirk, Vann R. (January 10, 2014). New Life for Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A 21st Century Perspective. McFarland. ISBN 9780786490998 – via Google Books.
  4. Patterson, Homer L. (January 4, 1916). "Patterson's American Education". Educational Directories – via Google Books.

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