Clinton Junior College

October 20, 2004

​Clinton Junior College

by Piper Peters Aheron, Elaine Johnson Copeland, Cheryl J. McCullough, and Cynthia P. Roddey

Clinton Junior College is one of many schools established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church during Reconstruction to help eradicate illiteracy among freedmen. It is the oldest institution of higher education in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In 1894, Presiding Elder Nero A. Crockett and Reverend W.M. Robinson founded Clinton Institute and named it for Bishop Caleb Isom Clinton, the Palmetto Conference presiding bishop at the time. Incorporated as Clinton Normal and Industrial Institute on June 22, 1909, the school was authorized to grant state teacher certificates.


- adapted and revised from publisher


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