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This Day in Georgia History

October 07, 1891

Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth Opened

The Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth opened in Savannah.The school had been authorized by an act of the Georgia General Assembly approved on Nov. 20, 1890, and operated on a temporarily basis in Athens in 1891. That fall, it moved to a permanent home in Savannah. In 1950, the school’s name was changed to Savannah State College, and in 1996 to Savannah State University.