What Are Some of the Oldest Historically Black Colleges in the United States?


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The oldest historically black colleges in the United States include Spelman College, Howard University and Morehouse College. Both Spelman College and Morehouse College are in Atlanta, Georgia, while Howard University is in Washington, D.C.

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Howard University, founded in 1867, features programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering and nursing as well as the Howard University Hospital.

Originally founded in 1881 as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman College caters specifically to female African-American students. Named Spelman College in 1924, the school provides a liberal arts education.

Founded in 1867 as the Augusta Theological Institute, Morehouse College is in Atlanta's West End on the site of the Confederate failed resistance to General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union forces.

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