B Mo’s Black History Month Fact of The Day – Day 2
Today's fact is about Lincoln University.Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is the first institution of higher education founded for African-Americans. It has been a public institution since 1972.
In 1854 Rev. John Miller Dickey, a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Sarah Emlen Cresson, a Quaker, founded Ashmun Institute, later named Lincoln University. They named it after Jehudi Ashmun, a religious leader and social reformer. They founded the school for the education of African Americans, who had few opportunities for higher education.
It's creation paved the way for the 104 other historically Black colleges. Lincoln University has numerous notable alumni, including US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes.
Lincoln University has alumni who founded the following six colleges and universities in the United States and abroad: South Carolina State University, Livingstone University, Albany State University, Allen University, Texas Southern University, Ibibio State College (Nigeria) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).
Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate coursework to approximately 2,000 students.
And THAT is B Mo's Black History Month Fact of The Day!