Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation
Official portrait, 1976
President George H. W. Bush signs a new Executive Order on historically black colleges and universities in the White House Rose Garden, April 1989
Henry Highland Garnet School (P.S. 103), where Marshall attended elementary school
North Carolina A&T State University is the largest HBCU in the nation.
Marshall in 1957
Vice President Kamala Harris with black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Thurgood Marshall photographed in 1967 in the Oval Office
Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and advisor (Hampton)
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (left) and Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talk in Lawyers Mall, near a statue of Thurgood Marshall. (October 2007).
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)

Among the graduates of HBCUs are civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., United States Vice President Kamala Harris, United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Virginia governor Douglas Wilder, and former president of Brown University Ruth Simmons.

- Historically black colleges and universities

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

- Thurgood Marshall
Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation

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Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Brown Memorial Chapel
The Student Union Building (SUB)
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Lincoln University (LU) is a public state-related historically black university near Oxford, Pennsylvania.

The Thurgood Marshall Living Learning Center, along with the Student Union Building, are the centers for campus social and meeting activities.

Official portrait, 2021

Kamala Harris

American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States.

American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States.

Official portrait, 2021
Harris's childhood home on Bancroft Way in Berkeley
Harris in 2004 with California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Harris as San Francisco district attorney
Harris meets foreclosure victims in 2011.
Visiting Peterson Middle School (Santa Clara Unified School District) in 2010
Harris and LAPD chief Charlie Beck celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
AG Harris announces the arrest of 101 gang members in Los Banos, California.
Senate campaign logo, 2016
Harris's official Senate portrait
Harris was sworn into the Senate by then-Vice President Biden on January 3, 2017.
Harris (center) at the 2018 commemorations of Bloody Sunday in Selma, where she was invited to speak by John Lewis (right)
Harris at SF Pride Parade 2019
Harris with Congressional Black Caucus women
Harris formally announced her run for the Democratic nomination for president on January 27, 2019.
Campaign logo for the Biden–Harris ticket
Harris being sworn in as vice president on January 20, 2021
Harris arrives in Guatemala during her first foreign trip as vice president, June 2021
Harris and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, July 2021
Harris at Howard University in 2017
Vice presidential office portrait of Harris and her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, in 2021

After high school, in 1982, Harris attended Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. While at Howard, she interned as a mailroom clerk for California senator Alan Cranston, chaired the economics society, led the debate team, and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

In 2005, the National Black Prosecutors Association awarded Harris the Thurgood Marshall Award.

Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Howard University School of Law

One of the professional graduate schools of Howard University.

One of the professional graduate schools of Howard University.

Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Located in Washington, D.C., it is one of the oldest law schools in the country and the oldest historically black college or university law school in the United States.

Thurgood Marshall, a 1933 graduate of Howard Law, successfully argued the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case before the U.S. Supreme Court and in 1967 became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.