Lane College

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Lane College
MottoEsse Non Videri
TypePrivate, HBCU
Established1882
AffiliationChristian Methodist Episcopal Church
PresidentDr. Logan C. Hampton
Students1,426
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 55 acres
ColorsCardinal and Royal Blue
         
AthleticsNCAA Division II
NicknameDragons
AffiliationsSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Websitewww.lanecollege.edu
Lane College Historic District
LANE COLLEGE HISTORIC DISTRICT, JACKSON, MADISON COUNTY, TN.jpg
LocationLane Ave., Jackson, Tennessee
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built1905
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #87001117[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1987

Lane College is a private historically black college associated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and located in Jackson, Tennessee. It is a liberal arts institution that with Associate and baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.

History[edit]

Lane College was founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in America as the C.M.E. High School. It was named after Methodist Bishop Isaac Lane who co-founded the school. Planning for the school had begun in 1878, but the school's establishment was delayed by a yellow fever epidemic in the region in 1878. Its primary purpose was the education of newly freed slaves, and the original curriculum focused on the preparation of "teachers and preachers."[2][3]

Academics[edit]

Lane College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's and bachelor's degrees.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Lane College Department of Athletics sponsors men's intercollegiate baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and tennis along with women's intercollegiate softball, basketball, cross country, volleyball, and tennis. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Dragons and compete in Division II of the NCAA. The athletic teams compete as a part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Fatima Massaquoi 1936 Pioneering Liberian educator [5]
Donald L. Hollowell 1947 Civil rights lawyer. He was the first African-American to be named regional director of a United States government agency (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). [6]
Chuck Rainey 1959 Legendary musician with recording credits on thousands of recordings
Angelita Blackshear Dalton 1993 General Sessions Court Judge, Division III; First African-American woman elected judge in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fred Lane 1997 Former professional football player
Jason Brookins 2001 Former professional football player
Jacoby Jones 2007 Former professional football player; scored two touchdowns in 2013 Super Bowl; Current Assistant Coach of Wide Receivers at Lane College [7] [8]

Namesake[edit]

SS Lane Victory, a World War II Victory Ship, one of the few surviving, was named for Lane College. It is now docked in San Pedro, California (which is part of the commercial harbor area of Los Angeles to the south of downtown). It is now open as a museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ About Lane Archived 2006-05-08 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  3. ^ History Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, e College Profile Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  4. ^ College Profile Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
  5. ^ Massaquoi, Fatima (2013). Introduction to The Autobiography of an African Princess. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-10250-8.
  6. ^ "Donald Hollowell Foundation". donaldhollowell.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  7. ^ Longman, Jeré (4 February 2013). "For Raven From New Orleans, a Glorious Return, Two Ways" – via NYTimes.com.
  8. ^ "Jacoby Jones - Football Coach - Lane College Athletics". Lane College.

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