Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

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Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is a four-year university in Chester County. Founded in 1854 as the Ashmun Institute, it was renamed Lincoln University in 1866 to honor President Abraham Lincoln. It currently provides undergraduate and graduate coursework for approximately 2,000 students.

Lincoln University has many distinguished alumni, including Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Hildrus Poindexter, Roscoe Lee Browne, Cab Calloway, Nnamdi Azikiwe, and Kwame Nkrumah. From 1854-1954, the university was a leader among colleges in providing opportunities for African-Americans, graduating 20% of all African-American physicians and 10% of all African-American attorneys in the United States.

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