Southern Christian Institute

Boarding school for African American students in Edwards, Mississippi.

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Tougaloo College

Private historically black college in the Tougaloo area of Jackson, Mississippi.

Tougaloo College seal
Tougaloo College seal
Strieby Hall in 1899

Six years after Tougaloo's founding, the Home Missionary Society of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) obtained a charter from the Mississippi State Legislature to establish a school at Edwards, Mississippi, to be known as Southern Christian Institute.

Edwards, Mississippi

Town in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States.

The railroad station in 1936

In 1882 the Southern Christian Institute was opened by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the town to educate African-Americans.

Jarvis Christian University

Private historically black Christian university in Wood County, Texas.

J. N. Ervin Religion and Culture Center at Jarvis Christian University; James Nelson Ervin was the first JCU president, with service from 1914 to 1938. The culture center was built after his tenure as president.

Jarvis opened its doors as Jarvis Christian Institute, modeled after the Southern Christian Institute located west of Jackson in Edwards, Mississippi.