1868: Howard University opens a medical department, becoming the first school to have a medical program for blacks.

1868: Hampton Institute (now University) is founded in Virginia.

In 1883 Ruffin became Massachusetts’ first African-American judge.

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The school, in Oxford, Pennsylvania, later graduates Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall.

1855: Kentucky’s Berea College is established, becoming the first interracial and coeducational institution in the South.

He is believed to be the fourth African American to graduate from an American college. From its founding the college is open to blacks and women and has a long history of dedication to African-American higher education. De Grasse received a bachelor’s degree from Newark College (now the University of Delaware). He practiced in Philadelphia and later in Nicaragua. Reason is named professor of belles-lettres, Greek, Latin and French at New York Central College in Mc Grawville, New York.

De Grasse appears to be the first African American to graduate from any of the flagship state universities. 1839: Samuel Ford Mc Gill of Monrovia, Liberia, graduates from Dartmouth Medical School. He appears to be the first African American to teach at a mixed race institution of higher education in the U. 1850: Lucy Ann Stanton, a black woman, receives a certificate in literature from Oberlin College.

1837: What is now Cheyney University in Pennsylvania is established for free blacks. 1844: Oberlin College graduates its first black student, George B. She is a graduate of the college but did not receive a bachelor’s degree.

It does not become a degree-granting institution until 1932. Vashon, who became one of the founding professors at Howard University. 1850: Harvard Medical School accepts its first three black students, one of whom was Martin Delany.

There is no record of his receiving a degree from what is now Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

1804: Middlebury College awards an honorary master’s degree to Lemuel Haynes, an African American who fought in the Revolutionary War.

1856: Wilberforce University in Ohio is founded as the second university solely for black students.