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Page 7 of Kentucky Negro Educational Association Journalv.18 n.2

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to Mulet (from the early German school *of organ music to the modern French school). Recognized critics commented favorably on his perform- ance. Mr. King is a graduate of Central High School, Louisville, and was recently elected to membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, honorary music fraternity, being one of its three colored members. LINCOLN INSTITUTE DEEDED TO THE STATE Lincoln Institute, founded in 1912 as a private high school and junior college, was formally deeded, on March 26, to the. State of Kentucky as A state high school and teacher training laboratory for Negroes. Built on land purchased with money contributed by the late Andrew Carnegie, the school was financed principally by endowments and private subscriptions. Since 1939, the state has contributed funds, in return for which practice teacher training was given. For the biennium 1946-47, $75,000 was provided an- nually by the state for the operation of Lincoln Institute as a state high school. Also, $100,000 was appropriated for rebuilding a dormitory de. stroyed by fire last year. Lincoln Institute is an outgrowth of Berea College, established in 1867, and attended by both and white and Negro students, but forced by the Day Law, passed in 1904 requiring segregeation of races in educational instiftu- tions, to release its Negro students. Nearly 2,000 Negro youth of high school age live in the 65 counties which Lincoln Institute serves as a State boarding high school. MRS. M. L. COPELAND PLANS RETIREMENT News comes that Mrs. M. L. Copeland, A. B., Kentucky State College, M. A., Columbia University, who has served Kentucky schools for forty-four years, and who is now Jeanes Supervisor, will retire on July 1. A life member of the K. N. E. A,. and the American Teachers Association, she has been very active in both organizations. During the fifteen years she has served, as chairman of the Rural Department of the former organization, its develop- ment and influence have been noteworthy. The Rural Department of the American Teachers Association likewise showed growth under her guidance. Mrs. Copeland has the distinction of having served in the Kentucky State Department of Education longer than any other colored person. As she goes to her home in Hopkinsville to enjoy a well earned rest, and share the companionship of Reverend Copeland, she may reflect on a work well done, and know that she has the respect and goodwill of her friends in education and in the state.

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