Lincoln University founded

Sat, 1854-04-29

On this date, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, one of the over 100 Historically Black Colleges & Universities, was founded.

Located in southern Chester County, the university opened its doors in 1854. Originally created for the education of youth of African descent, today it is open to all students. Lincoln University offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences, business, computer science, law, health sciences, and technology. In addition, degrees in education, communications, performing arts, recreation and leisure services, religious studies, and social work can be earned.

It awards master’s degrees in education and the social sciences. Former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and C.O.R.E. founder James Farmer are some of Lincoln’s most distinguished alumni and faculty.

Black American Colleges and Universities:
Profiles of Two-Year, Four-Year, & Professional Schools
by Levirn Hill, Pub., Gale Group, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-864984-2

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