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Cooper Union founded in New York City

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, New York City, circa 1855
04/29/1851
The deed of trust that will control the new Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, specifically prohibits discrimination through race, religion, or color in all its operations.  Peter Cooper serves as its first president. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 185.
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