Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation
President George H. W. Bush signs a new Executive Order on historically black colleges and universities in the White House Rose Garden, April 1989
Brown Memorial Chapel
North Carolina A&T State University is the largest HBCU in the nation.
The Student Union Building (SUB)
Vice President Kamala Harris with black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and advisor (Hampton)
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W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, and activist (Fisk)
Thurgood Marshall, first Black Supreme Court justice (Lincoln, Howard)
Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement (Morehouse)
Toni Morrison, acclaimed novelist and Nobel laureate (Howard)
Jesse Jackson, minister and politician (North Carolina A&T)
Ruth Simmons, first African-American president in the Ivy League (Dillard)
Samuel L. Jackson, actor and film producer (Morehouse)
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul (Tenn State)
Spike Lee, film director and producer (Morehouse)
Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States (Howard)
Taraji P. Henson, actress (Howard)
Common, rapper and actor (Florida A&M)
Chadwick Boseman actor and playwright (Howard)

Lincoln University (LU) is a public state-related historically black university near Oxford, Pennsylvania.

- Lincoln University (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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Official portrait, 1976

Thurgood Marshall

American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991.

American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991.

Official portrait, 1976
Henry Highland Garnet School (P.S. 103), where Marshall attended elementary school
Marshall in 1957
Thurgood Marshall photographed in 1967 in the Oval Office
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (left) and Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talk in Lawyers Mall, near a statue of Thurgood Marshall. (October 2007).

He attended Lincoln University, a historically black university in Pennsylvania.

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a collegiate athletic conference, mostly consisting of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Founding leaders were Allen Washington and Charles H. Williams of Hampton Institute; Ernest J. Marshall of Howard University; George Johnson of Lincoln University (PA); W. E. Atkins, Charles Frazier, and H. P. Hargrave of Shaw University; and J. W. Barco and J. W. Pierce of Virginia Union University.

Browne in 1979

Roscoe Lee Browne

American character actor and director.

American character actor and director.

Browne in 1979
Browne in 1999

Browne attended historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.