Guadalupe College

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Guadalupe College in Seguin, Texas, was an educational institution for African Americans. It was established in 1884 and opened officially in 1887.[1] Its founding were largely through the efforts of William B. Ball,[i] who would later serve as president. The school's first president was David Abner Jr., a position he served until 1905.[2] The school's main building was destroyed by a fire in 1936. A fundraising drive was called off in 1937 and the school largely ceased operations.[3]

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  1. ^ William Batton Ball (1839–1923) had served in the Union Army – assigned to Major Darius B. Warner of the 113th Ohio Infantry during Civil War – he had been preacher, then a pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Seguin.


  1. ^ "Guadalupe College," by Anne Brawner (née Florence Anne Beauchamp; 1933–2012), Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ Glasrud, Bruce Alden (PhD). Americans in South Texas History. Texas A&M University Press, 2011. pps. 14 & 15
    OCLC 2010043598, 903280543; ISBN 9781603444828, 1603444823, 1603444882; ISBN 9781603442299, 1603442294, 9781603444880
  3. ^ Brawner, Anne (née Florence Anne Beauchamp; 1933–2012) (May 1980). Guadalupe College: A Case History in Negro Higher Education 1884–1936 (M.A. thesis). Southwest Texas State University. pp. 76–78. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "First Ladies of Colored America - No. 12". The Crisis. 50 (9): 272. September 1943 – via Google Books.