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For African American children seeking a secondary education in Vance County, the Henderson Institute was their only recourse. Founded in 1887 by missionaries from the Freedmen's Board of the United Presbyterian Church, the school provided both an academic and a vocational curriculum until the school closed in 1970, when the county integrated. Today the institute's remaining building is a historical museum of the school's history. In 1995, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.