Ashmun Institute opens in Chester County, Pennsylvania
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)
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 184.