Latta University

Founded by Reverend Morgan London Latta in 1892, Latta University was a school and orphanage for former slaves’ children. A former slave on the Cameron Plantation, Latta was one of Shaw University’s first graduates. Latta University and the Latta House were both located in the Historic Oberlin Village neighborhood. The Latta House was lost to a fire in January of 2007. The Latta House was the last remaining historical landmark of the original 26 structures that comprised Latta University. The 2-acre site is currently owned by the City of Raleigh. It’s the Latta House Foundation’s desire for it to be converted into a memorial teaching park and cultural center.