Independent Historian

Allison Marie O’Connor is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is majoring in History with minors in Japanese and Education, Learning, and Society. After graduating she hopes to participate in the Master in Teaching program at her university and get the certification to become a high school Social Studies/History teacher.

Meharry Medical College (1876- )

Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee, is the second oldest medical school for African Americans in the nation. The college was established by the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Freedman’s Aid Society in 1876 when Samuel Meharry, a Scots-Irish immigrant salt trader … Read MoreMeharry Medical College (1876- )

Paine College (1882- )

Paine College is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church and the United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 1882 as a joint effort between the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America (now Christian Methodist Episcopal) and the … Read MorePaine College (1882- )

Lincoln University [Missouri] (1866- )

Lincoln University is a public university located in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. It is a member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and was founded in 1866 by members of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry and as such … Read MoreLincoln University [Missouri] (1866- )

Clark Atlanta University (1988- )

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) was founded in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College and Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a private not-for-profit, coeducational historically black university, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is the largest of the United Negro College Fund … Read MoreClark Atlanta University (1988- )

Bethune-Cookman University (1904- )

Bethune-Cookman University is a private liberal arts institution in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is an Historically Black College University (HCBU) with a strong foundation in the United Methodist Church. Bethune-Cookman University began in 1904 as the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls. … Read MoreBethune-Cookman University (1904- )

Lincoln University [Pennsylvania] (1854- )

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania was founded in 1854 by John Miller Dickey, a Presbyterian minister and his wife, Sarah Emlen Cresson. It is located on Baltimore Pike in southern Chester County, a rural part of southeastern Pennsylvania. Lincoln was originally founded under the name Ashmun … Read MoreLincoln University [Pennsylvania] (1854- )

Tougaloo College (1869- )

Tougaloo College is one of the United States’ premier historically black colleges and universities. The American Missionary Association (AMA) founded Tougaloo in 1869. Early in that year the AMA had commissioned Allen P. Huggins, a former Union officer, to look for land for a normal-agricultural … Read MoreTougaloo College (1869- )

Grambling State University (1901- )

Grambling State University was founded in 1901 in Grambling, Louisiana. In the post- Civil War effort to build schools for former African American slaves, several colleges were established in Louisiana. All of them were concentrated in the more populous southern portion of the state including … Read MoreGrambling State University (1901- )

Wilberforce University (1856- )

Wilberforce University was established near Xenia, Ohio in 1856 as a joint venture between the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Named after 18th century abolitionist William Wilberforce, it was the first private, historically black university in the United States. It was … Read MoreWilberforce University (1856- )