"Berea College isn’t like most other colleges. It was founded in 1855 by a Presbyterian minister who was an abolitionist. It was the first integrated, co-educational college in the South. And it has not charged students tuition since 1892. Every student on campus works, and its labor program is like work-study on steroids." —Adam Harris, The Atlantic
Many of the tuition-exchange positions for the students at Berea College are to learn the beautiful traditions of Appalachian crafts so they will not be lost in history, including wood, weaving, ceramics, broomcrafts, and ironworks.
Berea College Crafts Wrought Iron Napkin/Letter Holder with baked-on permanent coating. This beautiful work of functional art is made by a student at Berea College, Kentucky in exchange for their college tuition.