In 1946, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist traveled to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall and the first school in America to grant college degrees to blacks. At Lincoln, Einstein gave a speech in which he called racism “a disease of white people,” and added, “I do not intend to be quiet about it.” He also received an honorary degree and gave a lecture on relativity to Lincoln students.

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in "The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. Info on oldest HBCU's

Oldest HBCUs In the United States

Cab Calloway! Doesn't get cooler than him!

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer.

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is the first institution of higher education founded for African-Americans. It paved the way for the 104 other historically black colleges, which have produced distinguished alums like Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee, and Oprah.

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is the first institution of higher education founded for African-Americans. It paved the way for the 104 other historically black colleges, which have produced distinguished alums like Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee, and

First African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, graduate of…

Thurgood Marshall (July 1908 – January was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 u.

Cresson Hall, built in 1870, with funds secured from the Freedman's Bureau through the efforts of General O. O. Howard, then a trustee of the university, is the second oldest building on the campus. It is named for Sara Emlen Cresson, the wife of the founder of Lincoln University, Rev. Dr. John Miller Dickey. The entire building was used as a residence hall until 1965 when a Health Center was added. Cresson Hall became the first residence for women students in 1969.

Cresson Hall, built in 1870, with funds secured from the Freedman's Bureau through the efforts of General O. O. Howard, then a trustee of the university, is the second oldest building on the campus. It is named for Sara Emlen Cresson, the wife of the founder of Lincoln University, Rev. Dr. John Miller Dickey. The entire building was used as a residence hall until 1965 when a Health Center was added. Cresson Hall became the first residence for women students in 1969.

Lincoln University's Premier netball team by Lincoln University NZ, via Flickr

Lincoln University's Premier netball team by Lincoln University NZ, via Flickr

LIONS VS Everybody (Lincoln University-PA inspired)

LIONS VS Everybody (Lincoln University-PA inspired)

LIONS VS Everybody (Lincoln University-PA inspired)

LIONS VS Everybody (Lincoln University-PA inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

FOREVER I LOVE BLUE TIGERS (Lincoln University MO inspired)

Clouds roll in during the final of the State Championship cricket match between Auckland Aces and Central Districts at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University

Lincoln Photostream

Clouds roll in during the final of the State Championship cricket match between Auckland Aces and Central Districts at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University

Howard, Helen Addison. Saga of Chief Joseph. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1978. Print.  Paperback. 368 pages.

Saga of Chief Joseph. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, Print. 368 pages.

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