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Straight University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Historically black college named for Seymour Straight, founded 1868 by the American Missionary Association. Its name was changed to Straight College in 1915. Merged into Dillard University in 1934.

Location:
New Orleans, LA

Founding Date:
1868

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Author
19-Jul-1875 18-Sep-1935 Harlem Renaissance influence
P. B. S. Pinchback
Government
10-May-1837 21-Dec-1921 First African-American US Governor


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