Edward Waters College unveils historical marker for Centennial Building

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Edward Waters College President Nat Glover and members of the EWC Alumni Association unveiled a historical marker Wednesday in front of the Centennial Building, the campus’ oldest facility. Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College is the oldest historically black college and private institution in Florida. It was established by the African Methodist Episcopal Church to help educate newly freed slaves. Centennial Hall was built in 1916 and named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the church. The building was renovated in 1979 and serves as the college’s main library. Centennial Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.



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