Avery College

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Avery College was a former college dedicated to the education of African Americans.[1] Avery College opened in 1849 and closed in 1873.[1] Avery College was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From 1863 to 1867 George Boyer Vashon was the President.[2]

Jonathan Jasper Wright received an honorary LL.D degree from Avery College.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Avery College Historical Marker". Explore PA History. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Parks, Marlene K. (2017). "George Boyer Vashon"". New York Central College, 1849–1860. 2 volumes. Arrangement is alphabetical. ISBN 1548505757. OCLC 1035557718.
  3. ^ "United States Law Review". Little, Brown. June 3, 1885 – via Google Books.

Coordinates: 40°27′13″N 79°59′55″W / 40.453664°N 79.998520°W / 40.453664; -79.998520