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Nathan Cook Brackett played a significant role in the founding of Storer College. He served as principal for thirty years from 1865 to 1895.
Coralie Franklin Cook (1861-1942) was born into slavery and eventually became the first descendant of a Monticello slave known to have graduated from college.  She graduated from Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. in 1880.  She later taught elocution and English at the college and then taught at Howard University.  Cook was also known for her activities relating to the Civil Rights Movement.
Faculty of Storer College, 1899-1901, sitting on the front steps of a building. First Row: Miss James, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Lightner, Miss Johnson. Second Row: Mr. Hughey, Miss Sands. Third Row: Miss Baker, Miss Smith. Not Present: Mrs. Brackett
"Was this the first Storer Pennant?" Mr. Peregoy, Mrs. McDonald, Pres. McDonald, Mrs. Lightner, Mr. Ware, Miss Smith, Mr. Winters, Rev. Wood, Page, Nickens, Miss Brown, Miss Brady, Miss Sims, Frances Mcdonald, Green, Newby, Mrs. Carter, Johnson, Brown, Southall, Brunswick, Powell, Freeman.
First Row:  Mrs. Brackett, Mr. McKinney, Mr. Winters, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Ware, Mr. Peregoy. Second Row: Mrs. Lightner, Miss Simms, Miss Johnston, Miss Brady, Mrs. McDonald, Miss Brown, Mr. Peregoy.
President Richard McKinney at left.
President Richard McKinney at right.
President Richard McKinney third from left.
Possibly Halloween performance.
President Richard McKinney seated in right corner.
President Richard McKinney at right.
Storer President Richard McKinney in back row on the left.