Friendship College started in 1891, organized by African-American Baptist churches of Chester and York counties and was originally called the Friendship Normal and Industrial Institute. During the 1920s and 1930s the school trained African-American teachers. Administrative and financial problems contributed to the closing of the college in the 1981. The school is most famously known for the Friendship Nine, where 9 students from Friendship organized a sit-in at McCrorys’s on Main Street in Rock Hill to protest the segregated lunch counters.
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina