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Black Colleges & Universities Founded by Churches

Religion Educating Blacks in the US
Religion Educating Blacks in the US
Photo by Larry Busacca

Religion has played a great part in the education of Blacks in the early days before there was any Civil Rights Act in the 1960's. In analyzing the education of Black from Black Universities and looking at the training and jobs that they were qualified to perform, they were able to be proficient. Blacks had their own insurance companies, hospitals, nurses, doctors, office help, science, and teachers for their schools. The grade schools were mostly segregated in the south.

Research will show that the whites let blacks be sharecroppers and build homes, public buildings, hospitals, churches, roads, prisons, jails, libraries, stores, mechanical services. Of course the blacks were still servants, and worked very hard in the early days in the fields. They picked cotton to be shipped back to England and other countries that had the machines and technology to process the fibers into cloth.

List of Churches that were the Founding Fathers of Equal Education:

African Methodist Episcopal

  • Allen University - OH
  • Edward Waters College - FL
  • Morris Brown College - GA
  • Paul Quinn College - TX
  • Wilberforce University - OH

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

  • Livingstone College - NC


  • Arkansas Baptist College - AK
  • Benedict College - SC
  • Florida Memorial College - AL
  • Morris College - SC
  • Selma University - AL
  • Shaw University - NC
  • Spelman College - GA
  • Virginia Union University - VA

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Jarvis Christian College - TX

Christian Methodist Episcopal

  • Lane College - TN
  • Miles College
  • Texas College - TX

Church of Christ

  • Southwestern Christian College - TX


  • Interdenominational Theological Center - GA

Multiple Protestant Denominations

  • Dillard University - LA
  • Huston Tillotson College TX
  • Lemoyne-Owen College - TN
  • Paine College - GA
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