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Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morgan State University

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
1. Morgan State University Marker
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Welcome to Morgan State University
For over 140 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Throughout its history, Morgan has served the community with distinction while meeting the education needs of an increasingly diverse society. Its designation as Maryland's Public Urban University assures that Morgan will continue to play a prominent role in Maryland's education future.

A Brief History of Morgan State
Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the institution's original mission was to train young men in the ministry. It subsequently broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers. The school was renamed Morgan College in 1890 in honor of the Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees, who donated land to the college. Morgan awarded its first baccalaureate degree to George F. McMechen in 1895. McMechen later obtained a law degree from Yale and eventually returned to Baltimore, where
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he became a civic leader and one of Morgan's strongest financial supporters.
 
Erected by Morgan State University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 21.168′ N, 76° 34.716′ W. Marker is in Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Perring Parkway (Maryland Route 41) and Hillenwood Road, on the right when traveling east on Perring Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. April D. Ryan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rochelle Stevens (approx. 0.3 miles away); William C. (Bill) Rhoden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Holmes Hall (approx. half a mile away); Carnegie Hall (approx. half a mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. half a mile away); Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan State University.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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