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Albany State: Founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute.
Paine College: Founded in 1882 as Paine Institute.
- Paine College: 'Together, We Can Campaign'
- A history of Paine
- First Person: 'It's a miracle that I attended Paine'
- Paine College is rebuilding music program
- Gallery: Paine College notable alums
Spelman College: Founded in 1881, based in Atlanta. Also once called Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary.
- Video: Spelman's blue envelopes offer joy and tears to those accepted
- Video: 2015 Spelman College March through the Alulmnae Arch on Class Day
- Gallery: 7 notable Spelman graduates
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff: Founded in 1873 as Branch Normal College.
- First Person: By taking a chance on me ...
- Gallery: HBCU of the Week: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
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Howard University: Founded in 1867 by Civil War hero General Oliver Otis Howard, the commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.
- First Person: Howard University: The Mecca
- First Person: 'I Touch the Future. I Teach.'
- Howard University unveils new Bison
- President's Statement: The quest for change agents and servant leaders
- Gallery: HBCU of the Week: Howard University notable alums
Florida Memorial University: Founded in 1879 as Florida Baptist Institute.
- First Person: Guided by principle
- Florida Memorial University's Barrington Irving, Pilot
- HBCU of the Week: Florida Memorial University
Kentucky State University: Founded in 1886 as the State Normal School for Colored Persons.
- Striving 'in all things excellence'
- New band director looking to take KSU's Mighty Marching Thorobreds to another level
- First Person: 'Better and brighter' because of Kentucky State
- Kentucky State student selected for White House HBCU All-Star program
- Kentucky State grad was the eyes of black America
Simmons College of Kentucky: Founded in 1879 as the Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute.
Dillard University: The history of Dillard University dates back to 1869 and its founding predecessor institutions - Straight University and Union Normal School. It was chartered as Dillard in 1930.
- Video: A greeting from Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough
- A history of Dillard University
- First Person: Tradition drew Atlanta native to Dillard University
- First Person: How Dillard University changed Rock Anderson's life
- President Emeritus' Statement: Dillard University President Emeritus Samuel DuBois Cook
- Video: Dillard Univeristy's Dave Dennis: 'I'm tired of funerals'
- First Person: Farah Akbar's journey through Dillard University
- Gallery: Dillard University notable alumni
- First Person: Dillard University and the best years of Delphanie Head's life
Xavier University of Louisiana: Founded in 1915, Xavier is the only HBCU affiliated with the Roman Catholic church.
- A history of Xavier University of Louisiana
- First Person: 'I was never a number. I was a person.'
- First Person: For Xavier alum, attending the school was 'the best decision of my life'
- Tiny Xavier University in New Orleans fills the prescription for more black doctors
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore: Founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy.
- President's Statement: 'From excellence to eminence'
- University of Maryland, Eastern Shore: A history
- First Person: Soaring high
- UMES only HBCU teeing up golf management degrees
- Gallery: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore notable alumni
Alcorn State University: Founded in 1871 as the first black land grant college established in the United States.
- Alcorn State University - A History
- Message from President Alfred Rankins Jr.
- Gallery: Alcorn State University, then and now
- First Person: For Dr. Shelby R. Wilkes it was "Always Alcorn"
- Gallery: Alcorn State University notable alumni
- Fred McNair named new Braves football coach
Mississippi Valley State University: Founded in 1950 as the Mississippi Vocational College to train teachers for rural and elementary schools and to provide vocational training.
- Mississippi Valley State University -- A history
- Video: HBCU of the Week: Mississippi Valley State University
- Gallery: Mississippi Valley State University notable graduates
Rust College: Founded in 1866 as Shaw University. It changed its name to Rust College in 1882 to avoid confusion.
- President's Statement: Celebrating the past while forging a future
- A history of Rust College
- First Person: Rust College professor witnesses faith, hope and charity in Haiti
- Gallery: Rust College students
Harris-Stowe State University: Founded in 1857. The roots of the school date back to two St. Louis colleges, Harris Teachers College and Stowe Teachers College.
- President's Statement: A great time to be involved with Harris-Stowe
- Video: From two grows one
- Gov. Nixon signs bill allowing Harris-Stowe to offer graduate degrees
- First Person: 'It was an academic and career launching pad'
Lincoln University of Missouri: Founded in 1866 by black Civil War veterans, the college in the country to hold that distinction.
NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGES
North Carolina Central University: Founded in 1910 by James E. Shepard as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua.
- A History of North Carolina Central University
- NCCU Founder James E. Shepard in his own words
- "Truth & Service" with NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White
- First Person: Attorney Laurie Robinson Haden found her foundation at NCCU
- Of Popsicles and philanthropy for NCCU couple
- Gallery: 'No ordinary barnyard fowl,' North Carolina Central University Notable Alumni
- First Person: N.C. Central University was always home for AJC editor
- Students: Atlanta baseball player swinging for the academic fences at NCCU
- First Person: N.C. Central University fostered TaKeia Anthony's purpose
- Video: NCCU's 9th Wonder of the world
- First Person: Donald Mason found discipline, patience and a queen at NCCU
- First Person: Mike City still bringing sweet music and Sunshine to NCCU
- First Person: How NCCU's sloping hills and the changing times shaped Junel Dinkins
- First Person: NCCU Eagle soars as security chief of world's busiest airport
- First Person: From Chidley with love
Winston Salem State University: Founded in 1892 as Slater Industrial Academy in one room with 25 students.
- Winston Salem State University at a glance
- Winston Salem State University: A history
- Chancellor's Statement: WSSU Chancellor on the importance of black colleges
- First Person: 'Winston Salem State University is home'
- Video: Winston Salem State University's Red Sea of Sound
- Video: Winston Salem State University's Happy Dance
- Gallery: Winston Salem State University's notable graduates
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania: Founded in 1837, the school is considered the oldest black institution of higher education in the country. It was started as the African Institute.
- A History of Cheyney University
- Cheyney University's president on the Tiffany of HBCUs
- Cheyney's struggles are universal
- Gallery: Where Wolves Roam, Cheyney's notable alumni
- First Person: Thank God for Cheyney
- Student: Cheyney University perfect place for Norcross resident
- Student: Galloway flying high at Cheyney University
- First Person: Cheyney University made world of difference for Tech's Tina Payne
- First Person: For SCLC leader, Cheyney University was 'proof in the pudding'
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGES
Benedict College: Founded in 1870 as the Benedict Institute.
Claflin University: Founded in 1869 by northern missionaries for the education of freedmen and their children.
- First Person: 'I didn't want to go home a failure'
- President's Statement: Building a legacy
- A dozen things you need to know about Claflin University
- Claflin's Pressley follows in the footsteps of Truman
Huston-Tillotson University: Founded in 1881, the current school is the result of a merger between Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College.
- Huston-Tillotson health center named for Atlanta entrepreneur
- For one family, Huston-Tillotson is more than a school, it is home
- First Person: On finding legacy and family
- Huston-Tillotson University -- A history
- Gallery: HBCU of the Week: Huston-Tillotson University
- Gallery: Huston-Tillotson University notable graduates
- Video: A history of pride, purpose and passion
- Video: Huston-Tillotson University student masters
- Video: Huston-Tillotson University veteran faculty members chat
Wiley College: Founded in 1873 the school is one of the oldest predominantly black colleges west of the Mississippi.
- A history of Wiley College
- Wiley College embraces distance learning
- Video: The Great Debaters -- An Historical Perspective
VIRGIN ISLANDS COLLEGES
University of the Virgin Islands: Founded in 1962. Based on the definition of an HBCU - schools established before 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African American community - UVI is the "youngest," HBCU.
- The University of the Virgin Islands is more than just sun, sand and sea
- University of Virgin Islands researchers discover reproductive refuge for threatened coral species
- University of Virgin Islands approves first Ph.D. program in creative leadership
Hampton University: Founded in 1868 as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute. In 1930, the school began a 50-year run as Hampton Institute.
- First Person: 'Why would I go from a school with all black people to another school with all black people?'
- Gallery: Hampton University's National Historic Landmarks
- Gallery: Hampton University's notable graduates
- Video: HBCU of the Week: Hampton University
- Video: Hampton University Cancer Research Center
WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGES
Bluefield State University: Founded in 1895 as Bluefield Colored Institute. Today, it has the highest percentage of white students than any other HBCU.
- Video: HBCU of the Week: Bluefield State University
- Video: Bluefield State College: A history
- Bluefield State College: The whitest HBCU in America
- The bombing that changed Bluefield State College forever
- President's Statement: The passion of Bluefield State College
- Gallery: Bluefield State College notable graduates
- First Person: 'My future is bright because of Bluefield State'
West Virginia State University: Founded in 1891 as West Virginia Colored Institute, one of the original black land-grant schools.
- A history of West Virginia State University
- Gallery: West Virginia State University notable alumni
- Gallery: 125 years of West Virginia State University growth
- The amazing story of WVSU's Katherine Johnson
- First Person: How West Virginia State University found Yvette Townsend Ingram
- The legend of Earl Lloyd
- A West Virginia State story in five parts
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Alpha Phi Alpha: Founded in 1906 at Cornell University, it is the first of all Greek Letter organizations
- Gallery: The Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
- Gallery: The men of Alpha Phi Alpha
- Gallery: For Alpha Phi Alpha, 'College days swiftly pass, imbued with mem'ries fond'
- There goes an Alpha Man
- Why a fraternity? Why Alpha Phi Alpha?
- 'We wanted to do more and be more'
- David Nunnally's House of Alpha
- The rise of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
Omega Psi Phi: Founded in 1911 at Howard University, it is the largest black fraternity.
- Gallery: The founders of Omega Psi Phi
- Gallery: The men of Omega Psi Phi
- Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift
- Men of Omega Psi Phi continue to blaze a bold path
- Omega Psi Phi opened doors for GSU's Anthony Kadri
- Omega Psi Phi aims to keep lamp burning bright
- Video: Ten fast facts about Omega Psi Phi fraternity
- Omega Psi Phi fraternity: A history
Phi Beta Sigma: Founded in 1914 at Howard University by three students.
- Gallery: The men of Phi Beta Sigma and the rise of the Crescent
- Gallery: The men of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
- Gallery: The founders of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
- President's Statement: Brother's Keepers
Iota Phi Theta: Founded in 1963 at Morgan State, it is the youngest of the "Divine Nine."
- Founder's Statement: Iota Phi Theta: The purpose driven fraternity
- Iota Phi Theta born out of 1960s turbulence
- President's Statement: Iota Phi Theta: 'The ones we've been waiting for'
- On being an Iota man: What pledging was like back in the day
- Gallery: On being an Iota man
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Alpha Kappa Alpha: Founded in 1908 at Howard University, it is the first black Greek letter sorority.
- First Person: Alpha Kappa Alpha Pearls of Arabia
- Chapter President's Statement: 'I was sure there was only one sorority for me'
- Gallery: The founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority -- the spread of the ivy
- First Person: For Jennifer C. Thomas, AKA remains 'faithful to the task at hand'
- First Person: Like mother, like daughter
- First Person: Preserving an Alpha Kappa Alpha legacy
- First Person: 'Service is what I live for'
Delta Sigma Theta: Founded in 1913 at Howard University, it is the largest Greek letter sorority.
- Gallery: The founders of Delta Sigma Theta sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta sorority -- of Pyramids, Elephants and Ducks
- First Person: Briar Davis' path to Delta Sigma Theta paved by aunt
- First Person: Hard Lessons
- Vice President's Statement: 'Delta Sigma Theta spoke to me'
Zeta Phi Beta: Founded in 1920 at Howard University the sorority that is constitutionally bound to Phi Beta Sigma.
- Gallery: The founders of Zeta Phi Beta sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta sorority
- Gallery: The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta sorority -- the Dawn of the Archonians
- First Person: 'They became my village'
- President's Statement: A vision of sisterhood
- First Person: A journey back home
- First Person: Sorority embraces Latina member
Sigma Gamma Rho: Founded in 1922 is the only black sorority founded on a white campus, Butler University.
- Former President's Statement: Former Sigma Gamma Rho president's dedication to education forged through sorority
- Gallery: Sigma Gamma Rho: The Seven Pearls
- First Person: Not just an organization, but a sisterhood
- Sigma Gamma Rho celebrating 93 years of 'Greater Service, Greater Progress'