Talladega Historic District: Talladega College & Savery Library

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the District is home to Talladega College, a black liberal arts school established by the American Missionary Association in 1867. Started as a primary school, it was incorporated in 1869. It was the first college in Alabama opened to all persons without regard to race. DeForest Memorial Chapel, West Battle Street and Martin Luther King Drive. Located on the Talladega College campus, the chapel was built by the American Missionary Association and by the alumni and friends of the college. It is named in honor of Dr. Henry Swift DeForest, D.D., president from 1880-1896. Savery Library College Campus. The library houses three panels of frescoes depicting the Amistad Incident in which Joseph Cinque led a revolt on the Amistad that liberated a shipload of slaves. Swayne Hall. Hall was built in 1854 and is the only original structure on the campus.

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    Talladega AL, 35160

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