Leland College

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Leland College
Leland College is located in Louisiana
Leland College
Nearest city Baker, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°35′34″N 91°10′52″W / 30.59278°N 91.18111°W / 30.59278; -91.18111Coordinates: 30°35′34″N 91°10′52″W / 30.59278°N 91.18111°W / 30.59278; -91.18111
Area 20.9 acres (8.5 ha)
Built 1923
Governing body Private
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Added to NRHP November 10, 1982

Leland College was a school and college for blacks, that in fact was open to all races, that was established in 1870.[2] It was established first in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to a location near Baker, Louisiana in 1923, "after its original buildings burned". The school closed in 1960.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Eddie Robinson - former Grambling State University head football coach - Class Year 1941