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Berea College,at Berea, Ky.; coeducational; founded 1855 by John G. FeeFee, John Gregg,
1816–1901, American abolitionist clergyman, b. Bracken co., Ky. After two years (1842–44) at Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, he devoted himself to the abolitionist cause in Kentucky; for this he was disinherited by his slaveholding parents.
..... Click the link for more information. as a one-room school, chartered 1866, a college since 1869. Fostered by abolitionists including Cassius M. ClayClay, Cassius Marcellus,
1810–1903, American politician and diplomat, b. Madison co., Ky. Although he came from a slaveholding family, Clay early came to abhor the institution of slavery. In 1845 he established at Lexington, Ky.
..... Click the link for more information. , it aimed to educate both black and white, male and female residents of Appalachia. Students (whose families must earn below a certain level) are guaranteed tuition through grants, scholarships, and a minimum of 10 hours of work a week in school-owned operations including a bakery, laundry, printing shop, and hotel.
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