For 140 years, Prairie View A&M University has been a leader in serving underserved communities and has maintained a strict adherence to its founding principles of teaching, research and service. Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. On August 14, 1876, the Texas Legislature established the “Agricultural […]
Since the early 1800s, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Since then, HBCUs have continued to be a vital resource in the nation’s educational system and have made countless accomplishments to the advancement of their students, and the Nation at large.
In 2016, Edward Waters College will be commemorating its 150th anniversary and will be celebrating the momentous milestone with a yearlong celebration. The exciting kick-off event included a balloon release and celebratory cake-cutting on Wednesday, January 20th on the Centennial Lawn. President Nathaniel Glover, EWC faculty, staff, students, and alumni held a brief program honoring […]
Upon returning from a week-long academic exchange visit to Cuba, Interim University President James E. Lyons has announced the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the University of Havana, indicating that both institutions desire “to establish collaborative relations between the two universities to promote […]
There are 107 Historically Black Colleges and 251 Catholic colleges in the United States, yet there is only one that is both historically Black and Catholic. Yes, we are talking about the Xavier University of Louisiana located in the Gert Town section of New Orleans, Louisiana. Xavier’s Mission and History Founded in 1915 by Saint […]
In recognition of Edward Waters College (EWC) 149th anniversary, Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Alvin Brown has issued a proclamation declaring April 8, 2015 as “Edward Waters College” day. Edward Waters College, Florida’s oldest historically black college and private institution of higher learning, will be celebrating Founders’ Day Wednesday, April 8, 2015 on the campus. Formerly named […]
Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University was established near Xenia, Ohio as a joint venture between the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) and the Methodist Episcopal Church. Named after the 18th century abolitionist William Wilberforce, it was the first black owned and operated historically black university in the United States. Built to support the abolitionist cause […]
Shaw University, the first HBCU of higher education in the southern United States has a rich history steeped in tradition, service, leadership, and activism. Founded in 1865 by Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, the university recently celebrated its Sesquicentennial Anniversary in 2015. Led by current President Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, the mission of Shaw University is to […]
For more than a century, black colleges have been a symbol of hope, knowledge, and cultural pride for African-American students. Learn about the first HBCU.