Hearne Academy
Historically Black College


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.


        Hearne 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.

Sketch from Evidences of Progress Among Colored People
by G. F. Richings - 1903


Image: UTSA’s Institute of Texan Texan Cultures at San Antonio, 076-0081.