Arkansas Baptist College

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Arkansas Baptist College


Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock (Pulaski County); circa 1930. It is located at 1621 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Little Rock, Arkansas


Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) in Little Rock (Pulaski County) is a four-year historically black liberal arts institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and affiliated with the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas. Arkansas Baptist College was founded in 1884 by the Colored Baptists of the State of Arkansas. The school opened in November 1884 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Little Rock and was named the Ministers’ Institute. The primary objective was to raise the educational level of the African-American ministry while valuing the teaching principles of Jesus Christ. The college was committed to academic and cultural excellence in educating future African-American ministers. The secondary objective was to aid the state in making higher education available to young black men and women. Most of the school’s students were trained in the ministry. In August 1885, the college’s name was changed to Arkansas Baptist College, and the school moved to 16th and High Street (now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive), where the campus remains today.

Susie Morris contracted work with Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock after being fired from her teaching position at Dunbar High School.


Jennifer Pierce