Student Historian

Howard Cabiao is a student at the University of Washington pursuing a major in History and a minor in Diversity. He plans on continuing his education as a graduate student in the History Department starting Fall 2011. He hopes to earn his PhD as well as become a successful writer.

Winston-Salem State University (1892- )

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), the first African American institution in the country to grant elementary teacher education degrees, began as a State Normal School in 1892. The institution developed due to the work of Dr. Simon Green Atkins, who in 1881, helped organize the North … Read MoreWinston-Salem State University (1892- )

Simmons College of Kentucky (1879- )

Simmons College of Kentucky, the state’s oldest African American college, was founded in 1879. The college was established by former slaves to train the sons and daughters of fellow African Americans. In August of 1865, Rev. Henry Adams led the effort to create the institution … Read MoreSimmons College of Kentucky (1879- )

Norfolk State University (1935- )

Norfolk State University (NSU), one of the largest historically black universities in the nation, was founded in 1935. The university began as the Norfolk State Unit, a branch of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. This college was the only predominantly black institution of higher … Read MoreNorfolk State University (1935- )