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The Agricultural and Technical College (A. & T. College), located in Greensboro, was established as an educational institute for African American students. It was one of the largest African American colleges in the country, with more than 8,000 students enrolled in vocational training programs.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 48, Apr 1949, p10-11, il
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Charles Montgomery Eppes, born Dec. 25, 1857 in Halifax Co., NC to the Rev. Henry Eppes, minister and legislator. Charles entered Shaw University in Raleigh to become a teacher. After receiving his degree, he returned to the east and became a principal throughout many county school districts. He came to Greenville in 1903 as principal of the new colored Graded School and worked hard to raise the standard of living for African Americans in Greenville. In 1921, he taught summer school at the Agricultural and Technology College, Greensboro, NC. He was principal of Fleming Street School until his death on September 30, 1942.