Morris College, located in Sumter, South Carolina, is a four-year, coeducational, liberal arts, private, historically black college founded and operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina.
Morris College was founded in 1908, 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.
The mission of the Athletic department is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to enhance, refine and demonstrate their athletic and intellectual skills through teamwork, sportsmanship, intercollegiate competition and to further seek and provide the staff and facilities for the training necessary for an outstanding athletic program and the development of a well-rounded athlete.
J. David Weeks 1975 politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 51st district. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee and is chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. Laura Hall 1965 politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 19th district Jerry Moore 1963 participated in Freedom Rides Herman Harris 1963 participated in Freedom Rides Mae Francis Moultrie 1961 participated in Freedom Rides James T. McCain Civil Rights activist, local president of CORE, participated in Freedom Rides Dr. Leroy Bowman 1940 one of the original legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
33 acres (13.4 ha), 24 buildings