|Motto||Esse Non Videri|
|Type||Private historically black college|
|Christian Methodist Episcopal Church|
|President||Logan C. Hampton|
|Campus||Urban, 55 acres (22 ha)|
|Colors||Cardinal and royal blue|
|NCAA Division II, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
Lane College Historic District
|Area||4.2 acres (1.7 ha)|
|Architect||Reuben A. Heavner (Main hall)|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||87001117|
|Added to NRHP||July 2, 1987|
Lane College is a private historically black college associated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and located in Jackson, Tennessee. It offers associate and baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.
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."
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.
Former Lane football player Jacoby Jones became the first player in history to score a receiving touchdown and a return touchdown in a Super Bowl, as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
|Fatima Massaquoi||1936||Pioneering Liberian educator|||
|Donald L. Hollowell||1947||Civil rights lawyer and first African-American to be named regional director of a United States government agency (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).|||
|Chuck Rainey||1959||Legendary musician with recording credits on thousands of recordings|||
|Fred Lane||1997||Former professional football player|
|Jason Brookins||2001||Former professional football player|
|Jacoby Jones||2007||Former professional football player and college football coach|||
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.
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