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Since its founding as Ashmun Institute in April 1854, the first institution in the world to provide a higher education for young men of African descent, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania renamed in 1866 to memorialize the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln has had a long history of excellence, producing graduates of national and international renown, including Kwame Nkrumah, Thurgood Marshall, and Langston Hughes . This collection focuses on documents from the institutions first century, including founding documents and early minute books, print publications and photographs. Additional materials are available from the Lincoln University website, http://www.lincoln.edu/library/specialcollections/digitalcollections.html

 
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