Lane College Information
|Motto||Esse Non Videri|
|Affiliation||Christian Methodist Episcopal Church|
|President||Dr. Logan C. Hampton|
|Campus||Urban, 55 acres|
|Athletics||NCAA Division II|
|Affiliations||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
Lane College Historic District
|Location||Lane Ave., Jackson, Tennessee|
|Area||4.2 acres (1.7 ha)|
|Architect||Reuben A. Heavner (Main hall)|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP reference #||87001117 |
|Added to NRHP||July 2, 1987|
Lane College is a private historically black college associated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and located in Jackson, Tennessee. It is a liberal arts institution that with Associate and baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.
Lane College was founded in 1882 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in America as the C.M.E. High School. It was named after Methodist Bishop Isaac Lane who co-founded the school. Planning for the school had begun in 1878, but the school's establishment was delayed by a yellow fever epidemic in the region in 1878. Its primary purpose was the education of newly freed slaves, and the original curriculum focused on the preparation of "teachers and preachers."  
The Lane College Department of Athletics sponsors men's intercollegiate baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and tennis along with women's intercollegiate softball, basketball, cross country, volleyball, and tennis. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Dragons and compete in Division II of the NCAA. The athletic teams compete as a part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
|Fatima Massaquoi||1936||Pioneering Liberian educator|||
|Donald L. Hollowell||1947||Civil rights lawyer. He was the first African-American to be named regional director of a United States government agency ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).|||
|Chuck Rainey||1959||Legendary musician with recording credits on thousands of recordings|
|Angelita Blackshear Dalton||1993||General Sessions Court Judge, Division III; First African-American woman elected judge in Nashville, Tennessee.|
|Fred Lane||1997||Former professional football player|
|Jason Brookins||2001||Former professional football player|
|Jacoby Jones||2007||Former professional football player; scored two touchdowns in 2013 Super Bowl; Current Assistant Coach of Wide Receivers at Lane College|| |
SS Lane Victory, a World War II Victory Ship, one of the few surviving, was named for Lane College. It is now docked in San Pedro, California (which is part of the commercial harbor area of Los Angeles to the south of downtown). It is now open as a museum.[ citation needed]
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- About Lane Archived 2006-05-08 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
- History Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, e College Profile Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
- College Profile Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Lane College website, accessed March 13, 2010
- Massaquoi, Fatima (2013). Introduction to The Autobiography of an African Princess. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-10250-8.
- "Donald Hollowell Foundation". donaldhollowell.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
- Longman, Jeré (4 February 2013). "For Raven From New Orleans, a Glorious Return, Two Ways" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Jacoby Jones - Football Coach - Lane College Athletics". Lane College.
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