The Freedmen’s Bureau donated $10,500 to purchase land for the school. The name was changed to Tougaloo College in 1916.Link to the catalog
1869: Tougaloo University founded near Jackson by American Missionary Association (AMA)
1869: Canton Citizen, African American newspaper, founded
This newspaper was short lived, as were many of the African American newspapers established in the 1870s. Copies of these early papers have not been found.