Formerly the largest historically black university in the United States, founded in 1865 by a prominent abolitionist group in conjunction with the Freedmen’s Bureau created to promote economic development and create educational opportunities for emancipated blacks. It was also James Weldon Johnson’s alma mater, and it merged with Clark University in 1988 to form Clark Atlanta University.
Atlanta University Term Timeline in Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
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The narrator went back to the university, intending to explain his situation to the University president, but realized it might all “sound fishy.” He reached the school’s gates and hesitated... (full context)