Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University, Lorman, Jefferson County, MS, United States


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established Established :

1871

campus University Type and Campus :

Public, HBCU Land grant ; Rural; 1,700 acres (6.9 km2)

Alcorn State University (Alcorn) is a historically black comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 by the Reconstruction-era legislature to provide higher education for freedmen. It is the first black land grant college established in the United States. The university is counted as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 1,017 at the 2010 census.

The university's most famous alumnus, Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, graduated in 1948. Students at the college were part of the mid-twentieth century civil rights struggle, working to register residents for voting and struggling to end segregation. Other alumni have been activists, politicians and professionals in Mississippi and other states. The university is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Motto: Where Knowledge and Character Matter

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Students: 3,730 (Fall 2016)

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