From 1881 to 1994, Morristown, Tennessee enjoyed presence of Morristown Normal and Industrial College, a historically Black college created to serve the educational needs of the area’s African-American residents.
Built on the grounds of the old slave market, the college campus has now been purchased by the City of Morristown and all buildings have been demolished. The site has been turned into a city park, named "Hertiage Park".
Despite is, there is a strong narrative and huge body of historic materials associated with this late learning institution still available from the caretakers of this Historically Black College.
In April of 2018, Black in Appalachia partnered with The Africa to Appalachia Foundation to begin the process of digitizing, cataloguing and making available materials associated with late HBCU, Morristown College. This project will be ongoing for the foreseeable future.
If interested in contributing to this collection or volunteering, email us: info[at]BlackInAppalachia.org
A Highway in the Wilderness by Mrs. A.H. Stearns - Press of MacGowan & Cooke, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1892
A School For Freedom: Morristown College and Five Generations of Education for Blacks, 1868 - 1985 by Jovita Wells - Morristown College, 1986
A Historical Analysis of Selected Forces and Events Which Influenced the Founding, Growth and Development of Morristown College, A Historically Black Two-Year College From 1881 to 1981 by Brenda Hines Hammond -
The George Washington University Ed.D. 1983
Methodist Adventures in Negro Education by Jay S. Stowell - The Methodist Book Concern, 1922 - ISBN: 9781332518623