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Harris Barber College

  • 803 S. Blount St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Originally located on the ground floor of the Lightner Arcade, this school to train barbers was founded in 1930 by Samuel Harris, who also owned two barbershops. A seasoned barber himself, Harris believed that his young African-American students should possess a skill that would improve their economic status and allow them to move eventually from employees to employers. The college moved to its current location in 1942; today it is believed to be the oldest boarding barber school in the state.

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