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The Southern University Laboratory School System began operating in September 1922. Felton Grandison Clark was appointed as president that year.
The Laboratory School was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1936 and has conferred more than 5,000 high school diplomas since its inception. He had been serving as a dean at Southern since 1934.
Now absorbed into the capital, this area is included as a historic destination of the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
The first president of what is now known as Southern University at Baton Rouge was Dr. Clark, an African-American leader from Baton Rouge.
Southern University's 13 intercollegiate athletics teams are known as the Jaguars, and are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in NCAA Division I. Allain and Henry Demas proposed founding a higher education institution "for the education of persons of color." Louisiana before the American Civil War had an established class of free people of color, who were often property owners and educated; they kept that tradition for their children.
The Human Jukebox is the internationally renowned collegiate marching band that has been representing the university since 1947. In March 1880 at a.m., the Louisiana General Assembly chartered what was then called Southern College, originally located in New Orleans.
He had led Baton Rouge College and the Louisiana Colored Teachers Association.
In 1921, the Louisiana Constitutional Convention authorized the reorganization and expansion of Southern University; Legislative Act 100 of 1922 provided that the institution be reorganized under the control of the State Board of Education.
Hatfield, III, an African American college graduate who filed a lawsuit in 1946 to gain professional education in the state. Clark expanded affiliated centers for Southern University, founding Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) (1956) and Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) (1964). The murders have never been solved, but the students were killed with buckshot, which the sheriff's deputies were using.
At the 1879 Louisiana State Constitutional Convention, African-American political leaders P. Southern opened its doors on March 7, 1881 with 12 students.
The school was held for a time at the former Israel Sinai Temple on Calliope Street, between St. In 1890, the legislature designated Southern as a land grant college for blacks, in order to continue to satisfy federal requirements under the land grant program to support higher education for all students in the state, despite having a segregated system.
It established an Agricultural and Mechanical department.
The 1904 "Picayune Guide to New Orleans" described the University, then on the 5100 block of Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans, as "for the education of colored persons. The school is excellent and the instruction of an advanced character." Because of continued growth and a lack of land for expansion, in 1914 the university moved to Scotlandville, along Scott's Bluff facing the Mississippi River and north of Baton Rouge.