Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public historically black university in Cheyney, Pennsylvania.

- Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

HBCUs established prior to the American Civil War include Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837, University of the District of Columbia then known as Miner School for Colored Girls in 1851 and Lincoln University in 1854.

- Historically black colleges and universities
Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation

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