Hampton University

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Hampton University,

at Hampton, Va.; coeducational; founded 1868, chartered 1870 as a normal and agricultural school; known as Hampton Institute 1930–84. Founded by Samuel Chapman Armstrong, it was among the first black colleges and also pioneered in Native American education. Hampton's library is noted for its Peabody Collection on African-American history and culture.
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While working as a miner, Washington heard about the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, a freedman's school in eastern Virginia dedicated to teaching African-Americans industrial arts.
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