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“…To instruct the descendants of the African Race in school learning, in the various branches of the mechanic Arts, trades and Agriculture, in order to prepare and fit and qualify them to act as teachers…”


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Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in America.

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Cheyney University is a national treasure. It is an institution that ALL Americans should be proud of and its history alone should command great respect.

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Building on this legacy, the vision for Cheyney University is to become the premier model for academic excellence, character development, and social responsibility among not only HBCUs, but in all of American higher education.

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