29 Historic Places For Black History Month: Morehouse College

Morehouse College

February 21st, 2016


why was it historic? 

    >      There is a place in Downtown Atlanta known as The Atlanta University Center Historic District. It’s a Historical place it’s where there are a plethora of Colleges & Universities many of them Are Black. Morehouse College is one of the many that stand out along with, Spelman College & Clark-Atlanta (We’ll talk more about them later). Privately owned & Founded in 1867 (That’s 2 years after slavery ended) in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia as the Augusta Theological Institute. Then went on to become the Atlanta Baptist College In 1879 when the College moved from Augusta to it’s current location in Atlanta. Finally, in 1913 renamed Morehouse College and that has been the name ever since.

    >       Morehouse College is an Historical Black College, it’s also a all male College. With notable alumni including Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson & many more. Academics have always been at the forefront for this great institution of higher learning. It is also one of two Historically Black Colleges to have a Rhodes Scholar winner. The College takes great pride in educating their young men on the facts of African American History and Black Culture.

Location: 830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Then Photo:


Morehouse College, Circa 1890-1900

Now Photo:


(MoreHouse College) Graves Hall, Present Day.


Morehouse College has a great record of History & Education they go hand and hand at the this institution. Even though it’s an all male school you need not worry about the female interactions because there is an all Female Historically Black College right up the road, Spelmen College. Morehouse will continue to produce leaders and Scholars for years to come. This is a great place to visit but an even better place to attend, feel me?



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