4.7 African American college students, 1906
Second Annual Catalogue of the North Carolina State Colored Normal Schools for 1905-'06 (Raleigh: E. M. Uzzell & Co., for the North Carolina State Board of Education, 1906), pp. 25–26.
Record of Pupils, 1905-’06.
|Total number of pupils||79||241||320|
|Occupation of Parents.|
|Pupils whose parents are farmers||43||84||127|
|Pupils whose parents are preachers||5||16||21|
|Pupils whose parents are merchants||3||11||14|
|Pupils whose parents are butchers||1||3||4|
|Pupils whose parents are carpenters||3||12||15|
|Pupils whose parents are fishermen||3||3|
|Pupils whose parents are teachers||5||2||7|
|Pupils whose parents have some other occupation||19||50||69|
|Pupils whose parents own their own homes||25||124||149|
|Percentage whose parents own their own homes||32.0||51.4||46.5|
|Pupils who pay all their expenses at school||20||30||50|
|Pupils who partly pay their expenses at school||50||211||261|
|Pupils whose parents pay all their expenses||9||9|
Some self-supporting students 1905-’06.
- George T. Jones, born in Lewiston, Bertie County; age, 23; attended public school eight terms; entered State Normal School 1902; was janitor, mail-carrier and did other work for school; during vacation worked in furniture store and drug store; taught two Sunday-school classes, sang in choir and paid all his school expenses; father dead; graduated 1906.
- Moses Collins, born, 1882, in Washington County; attended public school eight terms; worked on farm; attended State Normal School five terms; during vacations worked at saw-mills and on farms; graduated 1906; parents dead; paid all his own expenses.
- Emily O. Piland, born Gates County, 1880; father dead; worked on farm to educate herself; attended public school ten terms; entered State Normal School at age 18; continued working on farm during vacations; graduated 1906.
- Clarkie Hinton, born in Pasquotank County, 1886; worked on farm; attended public school nine terms; during vacations worked on father’s farm; graduated 1906; has teacher’s certificate.
- Willie Person, born in Northampton County twenty-two years ago; works on farm and at saw-mill; pays own expenses; attended public school ten terms; attended Garysburg High School two terms; entered State Normal School 1905; will graduate 1907; parents living.
- Lewis Person, born in Northampton County twenty years ago; works on farm and at saw-mill for support; attended public school eight terms; attended Garysburg High School two terms; entered State Normal School 1905; parents living; will graduate 1907.
- James H. Rowsom, born 1884, in Washington County; attended public school eight terms; works on farm; pays own schooling; mother dead; entered State Normal School 1902; graduated 1906.
- Mary E. Bonner, born 1884, in Brunswick County, Va.; moved to Northampton County at five years of age; attended public school in Northampton and assisted parents on farm; entered State Normal School 1904; will graduate 1907.
- Rosia Toomer, born in Chatham County, 1888; father dead; mother owns little farm; works on farm to support family and educate herself; left school this spring to begin farming; attended public school; wants to teach to help her race; entered normal in 1906.
- Mamie L. Cheek, born twenty years ago; father owns farm; she works on farm; attended public school; entered normal 1906; honest and faithful.
- Enolia L. Davis of Warren County, 17 years of age; father dead; mother owns home and farm; works on farm; attended public school; entered normal 1906.