Eastman Business College
Rather than merely being a theoretical school, students gained practical experience in the business arts of the time by actually performing the tasks that would be expected of them in their working careers. This approach was novel at the time, and Eastman Business College might be considered an early example of a laboratory school.
The 1898 catalog of the Eastman Business College and its affiliated school, the New York Business Institute, stated that "These schools do not receive students of the Negro Race".
In 1905 S. V. Daniels, a 17-year-old from St. Thomas, withdrew from the main college following the petition of 160 southern students alleging that he was partially of African descent, and transferred to the Harlem branch.
The college closed on June 10, 1931.
- S. S. Kresge, retail businessman
- Lee Emmett Thomas, Louisiana politician
- Nelson W. Fisk, Vermont businessman and Lieutenant Governor
- Porter Dale, United States Senator from Vermont
- Ernest Cady, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
- Timothy Woodruff, United States Congressman and Lieutenant Governor of New York.
- Frank B. Weeks, Governor of Connecticut
- Thomas Bahnson Stanley, Governor of Virginia
- Lorenzo D. Lewelling, 12th Governor of Kansas
- Calvert Spensley, Wisconsin politician
- "Daniels Leaves College", Washington Post, April 18, 1905
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