Black Colleges and Universities
Following are questions about Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs]. The
published resources listed below will be helpful in finding the answers. You can find
additional information about each institution on its website using the Howard University
HBCU Gateway at www.howard.edu/HBCU-Gateway/
[When finished, click here for the answers.]
1997-1998 Guide to
Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Chicago: Johnson Publishing
Hill, Levin. Black American
Colleges and Universities: Profiles of Two Year, Four-Year, and Professional Schools. Detroit:
Gale Research, Inc., 1994.
Which college is the oldest Black women's college in the United States?
Spelman College appointed
its first Black woman as president in 1987. What was her name?
What is the name of the Florida college, founded by Mary McLeod Bethune,
which was originally the Industrial Training School for Girls?
Which is the only Black college with its own fleet of airplanes?
What is the name of the Black private four-year liberal arts college
founded for men in Augusta that moved to Atlanta? [HINT: Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of
this institution's most famous graduates.]
What Georgia university was formed by the merger of two separate
Besides Spelman, what is the name of the other four-year college for
What is the name of the oldest historical Black university in the South?
Which HBCU is the oldest Black private university in the nation?
What is the name of the only HBCU in Oklahoma?
Which HBCU was the home of the Fisk Jubilee Singers?
[HINT: Look in Gallery
I of the August 1999 issue of HUArchives Net.]