Morris College is an historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college, operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. The school was founded in 1908 by James J. Durham, initially as a grade school, high school, and college. The college is named after the Reverend Frank Morris because of his outstanding leadership throughout the African American community of South Carolina. The college’s first president was Dr. Edward M. Brawley (1908-1912.) Morris College awarded its first bachelor’s degree in 1915 under the administration of college president Dr. John Jacob Stark.
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