Historically 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 Company, 1997.

Hill, Levin. Black American Colleges and Universities: Profiles of Two Year, Four-Year, and Professional Schools. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 1994.

  1. Which college is the oldest Black women's college in the United States?

  2. Spelman College appointed its first Black woman as president in 1987. What was her name?

  3. What is the name of the Florida college, founded by Mary McLeod Bethune, which was originally the Industrial Training School for Girls?

  4. Which is the only Black college with its own fleet of airplanes?

  5. 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.]

  6. What Georgia university was formed by the merger of two separate institutions?

  7. Besides Spelman, what is the name of the other four-year college for women?

  8. What is the name of the oldest historical Black university in the South?

  9. Which HBCU is the oldest Black private university in the nation?

  10. What is the name of the only HBCU in Oklahoma?

  11. Which HBCU was the home of the Fisk Jubilee Singers?
    [HINT: Look in Gallery I of the August 1999 issue of HUArchives Net.]


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