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$1M Donated for Demolition at Paul Quinn College

DALLAS — A $1 million donation to demolish 13 abandoned buildings at Paul Quinn College in Dallas is meant to bolster the school’s efforts to survive.

The funds, for the oldest historically Black college in Texas, are from investor Trammell Crow Jr.

Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell says demolition should begin next month. The abandoned structures date to the days of failed Bishop College.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools last year revoked Paul Quinn’s accreditation, but the school went to federal court and blocked the move. Sorrell said Wednesday that the case could go to trial next year.

Paul Quinn ended the spring semester with about 150 students.