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Ashmun Institute opens in Chester County, Pennsylvania

01/01/1857

The Ashmun Institute opens in rural Pennsylvania, the first institution of higher learning for African-Americans in the country. It is named for American Colonization Society pioneer Jehudi Ashmun and John Pym Carter serves as its first president. (By John Osborne)

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Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 184.

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