Eligio Martinez

Student Historian

Eligio Martinez Jr. is a doctoral student at the University of Washington, College of Education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Chicana and Chicano Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master in Education from the University of Washington.  Eligio specializes in Higher Education Policy, in particular on issues of access into higher education for students of color.  His main area of research focuses on the role that military programs in high schools play in impacting post-graduation plans for high school students.

Virginia Union University (1865- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Virginia Union University, a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia, traces its roots back to the Wayland Seminary, founded in 1865 by the American Baptist Home Missionary Society (ABHMS).  The institution, however, is the result of the merger of four … Read MoreVirginia Union University (1865- )

Dillard University (1869- )

Dillard University is a private, Historically Black liberal arts college located in New Orleans, Louisiana.  It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.  Dillard University is a result of the merger between Straight College and New Orleans University in … Read MoreDillard University (1869- )

Virginia State University (1882 – )

Virginia State University is a public, historically black college located in Petersburg, Virginia.  The university is the first fully supported, four year institution for African Americans in the United States and is one of two land-grant colleges in the State of Virginia. The university was … Read MoreVirginia State University (1882 – )

Morgan State University (1867- )

Morgan State University is the largest historically black college in Maryland.  Located in Baltimore, the school was established in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Members of the Methodist Churches in Baltimore recognized the need for … Read MoreMorgan State University (1867- )

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (1886- )

The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore is a historically black land grant institution located in Princess Anne, Maryland.  The school was initiated under the auspices of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and began as a branch campus for Morgan College (Morgan State … Read MoreUniversity of Maryland, Eastern Shore (1886- )

Coppin State University (1900– )

Coppin State University is a historically black college in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has its origins in a one-year program to train the city’s black elementary school teachers, established around 1900 in the Colored High School and Training School.  The school’s name has changed several … Read MoreCoppin State University (1900– )

Alcorn State University (1871– )

Oakland Chapel, Alcorn State University Image Ownership: Public Domain Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is the oldest historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution in the state of Mississippi.  The college is located outside of Lorman … Read MoreAlcorn State University (1871– )