Category: Education

  • Sat, 1871-05-13

    On this date we mark the founding of Alcorn State University in 1871. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)...

  • Thu, 1872-01-04

    Selena Sloan Butler was born on this date in 1872. She was an African American educator and community leader.

    She spent her childhood...

  • Mon, 1872-02-26

    *The creation of Cookman Institute in 1872 is celebrated on this date. This was one of the first schools for Blacks that preceded America’s many...

  • Fri, 1872-10-04

    The founding of Edward Waters College (EWC) in Jacksonville FL, in 1872 is celebrated on this date. It is one of over 100 Historically Black...

  • Mon, 1873-05-19

    Colored School #8’s opening in 1873 is celebrated on this date. This was a school for Blacks and was operated by a Board of Education for...

  • Mon, 1873-07-21

    The birth of Charles P. Adams, Sr., in 1873 is marked on this date. He was an African American educator and administrator.

    He was born...

  • Fri, 1873-08-01

    The founding of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., Carolina, in 1873 is celebrated on this date. Bennett is one of the over 100 Historical...

  • Mon, 1873-11-10

    The founding of Wiley College in Marshall, TX, in 1873 is celebrated on this date. It is one of over 100 American Historical Black Colleges and...

  • Sat, 1874-01-24

    *Arthur A. Schomburg was born on this date in 1874. He was an African American historian.

    Schomburg was from San Juan, Puerto Rico; he...

  • Mon, 1874-06-08

    On this date in 1874, Virginia Estelle Randolph was born. She was an African American educator, social worker, and humanitarian.

    Born...

  • Fri, 1875-05-07

    The founding of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (A&M) in 1875 is celebrated on this date.

    Alabama A&M...

  • Sat, 1875-06-05

    Charles Sumner High School’s opening in 1875 is celebrated on this date.

    Founded in St. Louis, it was the first such institution for...

  • Sun, 1875-12-19

    Carter Godwin Woodson was born on this date in 1875. He was an African American writer, educator and historian.

    Born to a poor family in...

  • Fri, 1876-10-13

    This date celebrates the founding of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

  • Mon, 1878-03-11

    *Prairie View A&M University was founded on this date in 1878. They are a comprehensive public institution of higher education.

    Its...

  • Sun, 1879-01-19

    *On this dates Registry we celebrate the founding of Florida Memorial College (FMC) in 1879. They are one of 100 Historically Black Colleges in...

  • Fri, 1879-05-02

    On this date in 1879, Nannie Burroughs, an African American educator from Orange, Virginia, was born.

    Burroughs' father attended Richmond...

  • Sun, 1879-08-31

    The founding of Livingstone College is celebrated on this date in 1879.

    One of over 100 Historical Black Colleges and Universities in...

  • Thu, 1880-01-01

    The founding of Lane College occurred on this date in 1880. Lane College is one of over 100 Historical Black Colleges and Universities in America...

  • Thu, 1880-01-08

    Eva Roberta Coles Boone was born on this date in 1880. She was an African-American teacher and missionary.

    Born in Charlottesville,...