Conroe College
Historically Black College





CONROE, TX In 1902 the town's first white high school class graduated. Three years later a public school library was established. In April 1903 a private coeducational vocational school for blacks was founded by Dr. Jimmie Johnson on a seven-acre tract in northeast Conroe and quickly began to attract students from around the state. Funds for support of the institution were solicited from black churches, conventions, and organizations throughout the nation; local white residents also made financial contributions to the school and provided its students with employment in their homes and businesses. By the end of World War I the college's enrollment had climbed above 400

Excerpt The Handbook of Texas Online