What HBCU was founded in 1865?
1865: Bowie State University is founded as Baltimore Normal School. Clark Atlanta University is established by the United Methodist Church.
What was the first established HBCU?
1837 — The nation’s first & oldest HBCU (Cheyney) was established in Pennsylvania.
Was Howard University founded by a white man?
Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers. It was decided that the school would be named after Civil war hero General Oliver O. Howard, a white man, who was serving as the Commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau.