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Harris Barber College

  • Address: 803 S. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.834.3134

About

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.

  • About

    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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