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Publication, 1968

Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

Publication, 1968

Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

Publications, 1968

Kentucky. Lincoln School

The Lincoln Institute was formed in response to the 1904 Day Law, which was upheld by the 1908 Supreme Court decision forbidding the education of whites and blacks in the same Kentucky school. The law was aimed at Berea College, which had been integrated since 1863. The Lincoln Foundation was founded in 1910 and the Lincoln Institute opened in 1912 in Shelby County, KY and closed in 1966. The school offered vocational instruction, unlike the classical education that had been offered at Berea. The first African American president was Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. and he led Lincoln Institute for over 40 years as it became a prominent boarding school for African American children. Following the 1954 United States Supreme Court ruling that outlawed separate but equal schools, Lincoln experienced a steady decline in enrollment. After more than fifty years of education, Lincoln Institute held its final graduation in 1966. The same year, Lincoln School, an integrated school for gifted students, opened. Community pressure and the state’s ambivalence toward education for gifted students led to the closing of the Lincoln School in 1970 with the graduation of one class. Today, the Lincoln Foundation, which was established along with the school, carries on the work of the Lincoln Institute by providing educational programs for disadvantaged youths in the Louisville area and preserving the Lincoln Institute's historic legacy.

Yearbook, 1963- scanned

Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

This series contains the records of the Lincoln Institute/Lincoln School. The Lincoln Institute/Lincoln School was formed in response to the 1904 Day Law, which was upheld by the 1908 Supreme Court decision forbidding the education of whites and blacks in the same Kentucky school. The law was aimed at Berea College, which had been integrated since 1863. The Lincoln Foundation was founded in 1910 and the Lincoln Institute opened in 1912 in Shelby County, KY and closed in 1966. The school offered vocational instruction, unlike the classical education that had been offered at Berea. The first African American president was Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. and he led Lincoln Institute for over 40 years as it became a prominent boarding school for African American children. Series contains: Student transcripts, Credits, Teacher Registers, Grade Sheets, Achievement data, Student Nominees, Official an d Routine Correspondence, Disciplinary Actions records, Test Scores, Infirmary (testing program) records, Insurance claims, Student Evaluations, Attendance reports, Payroll records, Audio/Visual files (Commencements, WHAS Special Report), Dorm Counselor’s files, Building plans and blueprints, Aerial Photos, Personnel files, Ledgers (General, Payroll, UK Appropriations), Budget files, Budget Reports and work files, Photos, Foundation files, Special Reports, Class Record Books, Promotion reports, Practice Teacher files, Certificates, Publications (Commencement Programs, Lincoln Institute Worker, Lincoln Log, Tower Gazette, Tower Yearbooks), Alumni Lists, Classification Cards, Inventories, Payroll cards, Check registers, Church Treasurer’s Record, Cash receipts, Journals (General, daily cash, accounts payable), Donation vouchers, Auditor’s reports and Annual Reports.

Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

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Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

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Kentucky. Lincoln Institute

The Lincoln Institute was formed in response to the 1904 Day Law, which was upheld by the 1908 Supreme Court decision forbidding the education of whites and blacks in the same Kentucky school. The law was aimed at Berea College, which had been integrated since 1863. The Lincoln Foundation was founded in 1910 and the Lincoln Institute opened in 1912 in Shelby County, KY and closed in 1966. The school offered vocational instruction, unlike the classical education that had been offered at Berea. The first African American president was Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. and he led Lincoln Institute for over 40 years as it became a prominent boarding school for African American children. Following the 1954 United States Supreme Court ruling that outlawed separate but equal schools, Lincoln experienced a steady decline in enrollment. After more than fifty years of education, Lincoln Institute held its final graduation in 1966. The same year, Lincoln School, an integrated school for gifted students, opened. Community pressure and the state’s ambivalence toward education for gifted students led to the closing of the Lincoln School in 1970 with the graduation of one class. Today, the Lincoln Foundation, which was established along with the school, carries on the work of the Lincoln Institute by providing educational programs for disadvantaged youths in the Louisville area and preserving the Lincoln Institute's historic legacy

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