Laurinburg Institute

Coordinates: 34°46′59″N 79°27′24″W / 34.783179°N 79.456594°W / 34.783179; -79.456594
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Laurinburg Institute
125 McGirts Bridge Road


United States
Coordinates34°46′59″N 79°27′24″W / 34.783179°N 79.456594°W / 34.783179; -79.456594
Motto"Deeds, Not Words"
Established1904 (119 years ago) (1904)
CEEB code342176
PresidentFrank H. McDuffie, Jr.
Color(s)Blue and gold
Team nameTigers
Postcard image of Moore Academic Hall at the Laurinburg Institute

Laurinburg Institute is a historic African American preparatory school in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1904 by Emmanuel Monty and Tinny McDuffie at the request of Booker T. Washington. Emmanuel McDuffie was a graduate from Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute.[1]

The school is noted for its output of highly accomplished alumni, including a rich basketball tradition, having produced several All-Americans, collegiate players, international players, and NBA players.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt by William James Edwards
  2. ^ Antonio Anderson Stats. Basketball-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Charlie Davis Stats. Basketball-Reference. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Brown, Claude (1980-02-03). "In Love With the Trumpet; Dizzy Author's Query". New York Times. p. BR4. At 16, the future father of bebop entered Laurinburg Institute... In 1935 he left Laurinburg Institute and joined his family at their new home...