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)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 184.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Cultural
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Personal
On April 4, 1866, the Ashmun Institute is renamed as Lincoln University.
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