Mount Hermon Female Seminary
Mount Hermon Female Seminary (c. 1910)
Former names
Mount Hermon Seminary
TypePrivate, women's seminary, HBCU
AffiliationAmerican Missionary Association
Location, ,
United States

Mount Hermon Female Seminary (1875—1924) in Clinton, Mississippi was a historically black institution of higher education for women.[1]


Founded in 1875 by Sarah Ann Dickey,[2] the school was patterned after Dickey's alma mater, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College).[3] The school was funded in part by the Slater Fund for the Education of Freedman from its founding until 1891.[4]

After Sarah Ann Dickey's death in 1903, the school was passed on to the American Missionary Association.[1] By 1908, the Mount Hermon Female Seminary had 110 students and 6 teachers.[1] The seminary was eventually closed in 1924 by the American Missionary Association, which had its own college in Tougaloo, Mississippi.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Hartshorn, W. N.; Penniman, George W., eds. (1910). An Era of Progress and Promise: 1863–1910. Boston, MA: Priscilla Pub. Co. p. 151. OCLC 5343815.
  2. ^ Chad Chisholm (10 January 2007). Clinton. Arcadia Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7385-4354-3. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ Mary Carol Miller (1 October 2010). Lost Mansions of Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-60473-786-8. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b Edward T. James; Janet Wilson James; Paul S. Boyer; Radcliffe College (1971). Notable American Women, 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary. Harvard University Press. p. 474. ISBN 978-0-674-62734-5. Retrieved 25 July 2012.

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