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Did you know? In 1837 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania became the first History Black College University (HBCU). Before it was named Cheyney, its original name was The African Institute, which was created to teach free African Americans skills to be successful. The school was built from a $10,000 endowment from a famous philanthropist, Richard Humphreys. This led other HBCU’s to be founded in 1854 as Lincoln University in Pennsylvania became the second HBCU.