Huston-Tillotson University
Historically Black College




 President M. S. Davage



The founding of this institution was in contemplation as far back as 1878 by Mr. Samuel Huston, of Ohio, after whom the college is named, as one of its most active promoters. The foundations, which were built many years ago, long remained untouched for want of additional means, and it was not till last year, 1898, that the present corner stone was laid, on account of the first one having been stolen for the sake of some valuables which were deposited in it. The new services were conducted under the auspices of a delegation from the Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which has contributed $25,000 to complete the college building. It is to be borne in mind that it is the Sam Huston, not " Sam Houston" College, as one of the speakers at the late ceremonies made the mistake of calling it, supposing it was named in honor of Gen. Sam Houston, of Texas. The building as now being erected will be quite a large and handsome stone edifice.



Sketch from History of Education in Texas
by John J. Lane - 1903