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The Lincoln Normal School is a historic educational campus in Marion, Alabama. It was designed to be a teacher training institution for African Americans back in its heyday, after it was established.

Although, the Lincoln Normal School was officially founded in 1937, its roots go further back in time than that. According to some, the initial efforts of building a teacher training school could be credited to a Union soldier that made an initiative to teach newly freed African Americans. A school was incorporated in 1867 and the school was established with the help of the American Missionary Association. By 1887, the school was already well established, but a fire damaged most of its buildings, forcing it to move to Montgomery. This move marked the beginning of the Alabama State University.

Today, only the Phillips Memorial Auditorium stands from the whole Lincoln Normal School campus. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
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