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131 Years Later: 1890 Land Grant HBCUs Survive & Thrive
1890 Universities & HBCU leaders observe 131st Anniversary of Morrill Act of 1890. Congressional Resolution to commemorate law that created the 19 original HBCU Land-grant institutions
Today, The 1890 Universities Foundation, along with the 1890 University System and other higher education leaders, are observing the historic 131st Anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1890 this Monday, August 30th. Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), also Chair of the Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, introduced a congressional resolution with several of her colleagues commemorating the anniversary. A text of the resolution can be found here.
“The 1890 Universities Foundation, on behalf of our 19 member institutions, express our ongoing gratitude to Congresswoman Adams and all of her colleagues for their leadership on behalf of our universities in the 117th Congress,” said Dr. Mortimer Neufville, President and CEO of the 1890 Universities Foundation. “We urge unanimous support of this resolution on our 131st Anniversary and encourage participation in activities to commemorate the event.”
“Our universities are catalysts for underserved communities across the country,” said Dr. Makola Abdullah, Chairman of the Council of 1890 Universities and President of Virginia State University. “Our network of 19 universities continue to collaborate and work in ways big and small as we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and still provide the high-quality research, education, and public outreach at the local, regional, national, and global levels.”
ABOUT THE 1890 UNIVERSITIES FOUNDATION
The 1890 Universities Foundation was established in December of 2016 to mobilize, manage resources, and facilitate implementation of collaborative, high-impact programs. The Foundation’s mission is to assist the1890 universities by leveraging partnerships and charitable investments that fund innovative solutions to address compelling economic, social, health, environmental and technological challenges facing our communities, our nation, and the world.
The 1890 land-grant universities are: Alabama A&M University, Alcorn State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University in Missouri, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, South Carolina State University, Southern University and A&M College, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Virginia State University and West Virginia State University. For more information and engagement, visit 1890foundation.org or go to Twitter @1890foundation and #WeAre19Strong