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Morehouse College

by Chris Schroder

Atlanta’s Morehouse College is one of three all-male, four-year liberal arts colleges remaining in the U.S. today. Just two years after the Civil War, Baptist minister William Jefferson White founded the college with the hope of educating African-American men in theology and education.

Originally located in Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Morehouse College moved to its present location in 1885. The college’s enrollment and academic stature grew significantly under its first African-American president, John Hope.

Morehouse College has conferred more bachelor degrees on African-American males than any other institution. Notable alumni include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee.

– Mark C. McDonald, Georgia Trust

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