According to, on April 29, 1854 The Ashmun Institute in Oxford, Pennsylvania was the First Black college for black men, where you could earn a degree. Even though Cheyney University may have been a college established for African Americans in 1837, they weren’t a degree-granting institute. Ashmun created theological, classical and scientific training to blacks during that time.


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The institute, which is now named Lincoln University, was named after Jehudi Ashmun. Ashmun was a social reformer who helped reorganize and preserve the struggling African American Colony, which is now Liberia.

After the name change to Lincoln University in 1866, Thurgood Marshall and Langston Hughes earned a degree from the university in 1930.



Yayyyy for education!!

Be on the lookout for Fact 3 soon.

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