chapter  2
Institute for Colored Youth
WithDreck Spurlock Wilson
Pages 9

In 1893, Julian Abele followed siblings to the Institute for Colored Youth the first public, preparatory school in the United States for the race founded in 1866 by the Arch Street Meeting House Quakers. The ICY was the school of choice for Olde Philadelphians. Principal Fanny Jackson after addressing the Congress of Representative Women at the Chicago World’s Fair (1893) returned to the “center of Quakerism” determined that someone properly trained in the industrial arts would represent the race in the “City Beautiful Movement”. Her ambition landed foursquare on Julian. Who could have prophesied that Julian would become a residual of the Chicago’s Word Fair?