Lincoln University Highlights Its Contributions to Black History on Facebook

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – As the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU) founded in 1854, Lincoln University, formerly, Ashmun Institute, is as much a part of Black history as the distinguished and notable alumni it has produced. 

In commemoration of February as Black History Month, the University’s “Alum Lincoln” Facebook page will highlight the University’s contributions, as well as its notable alumni’s contributions, not only to Black history, but to world history each day.

Please visit and “friend” the “Alum Lincoln” Facebook page at to automatically receive these enlightening updates and to stay connected to news and features celebrating the best of the Lincoln University community.

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women.  Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.

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