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Schools of Atlanta
Most colleges started out as high-schools by northern religious organizations. The oldest college was Atlanta Baptist College. After the Civil War, many African Americans went there for education. It was later known as Atlanta University and became the major source for African American teachers.
In 1869 Clark College was established by Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1988 Atlanta University and Clark College combined to form Clark Atlanta University.
In 1869 the only African American college for males was established as the Augusta Baptist Institute. It was moved to Atlanta in 1879 and took the name Morehouse College after Henry L. Morehouse who worked at the American Baptist Home Mission Society that supported the facility.