Mount Hermon Female Seminary

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Mount Hermon Female Sanctuary
TypePrivate, women's seminary, HBCU
AffiliationAmerican Missionary Association
LocationClinton, Mississippi, United States

Mount Hermon Female Sanctuary (1875—1924) in Clinton, Mississippi was a historically black institution of higher education for women.


Founded in 1875 by Sarah Ann Dickey,[1] the school was patterned after Dickey's alma mater, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary[2] (now Mount Holyoke College). The school was funded in part by the Slater Fund for the Education of Freedman from its founding until 1891.[3]

The seminary was eventually closed in 1924 by the American Missionary Association, which had its own college in Tougaloo, Mississippi.[3]

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  1. ^ Chad Chisholm (10 January 2007). Clinton. Arcadia Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7385-4354-3. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  2. ^ Mary Carol Miller (1 October 2010). Lost Mansions of Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-60473-786-8. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b Edward T. James; Janet Wilson James; Paul S. Boyer; Radcliffe College (1971). Notable American Women, 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary. Harvard University Press. p. 474. ISBN 978-0-674-62734-5. Retrieved 25 July 2012.