R. J. Moore, a black
member of the Texas House of Representatives during the Eighteenth,
Nineteenth, and Twentieth legislatures from Washington County, studied
at Hearne Academy.
Academy, at Hearne, Texas, is one of the best
institutions of the kind in the State. The
colored people contribute $2,405 toward the
support of this school yearly, and while the
enrolment of students only numbers 76 for 1896,
the influence of the school is felt throughout
the entire State. Rev. J. F. Anderson is
principal. Five colored teachers are employed.
Rev. Anderson will push the work at Hearne in a
faithful and vigorous manner which will bring to
the institution both friends and success.
from Evidences of Progress Among Colored
by G. F. Richings - 1903
Image: UTSA’s Institute of Texan Texan Cultures
at San Antonio, 076-0081.