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 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
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.