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Voorhees College: The Last School Standing Founded By One of Booker T. Washington’s Students

DENMARK, SC – Voorhees College continually holds the distinct honor of being the last institution standing that was founded by one of Booker T. Washington’s students. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who was at the age of 23, began her studies at Booker T. Washington’s famed Tuskegee Institute. She said time at Tuskegee gave her a mission… Continue reading Voorhees College: The Last School Standing Founded By One of Booker T. Washington’s Students

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Ten Top Smaller HBCUs That Are Rising

  Founded on or before 1964, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established after the Civil War when southern states still practiced segregation in schools. These HBCUs have provided places for freed African-Americans to earn a quality education. For more than 150 years, HBCUs have nurtured, provide, and serve academic excellence to low-income, first-generation,… Continue reading Ten Top Smaller HBCUs That Are Rising

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First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary

SALISBURY, NC – One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Livingstone College awaited the arrival of Johnson C. Smith University (then Biddle Memorial Institute), who traveled by horse and buggy to Salisbury to play football.The contest held on a snowy December 27, 1892, on the front lawn of Livingstone College, was the first black intercollegiate football… Continue reading First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary