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North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (also known as North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina A&T, N.C. A&T, or simply A&T) is a public, coeducational, historically black, research university located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, one of the Oldest public universities in the United States.



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North Carolina A&T's history can be traced back to 1890 when the United States Congress passed the The Second Morrill Act. Aimed mainly at the confederate states, the second Morrill Act of 1890 required that each state show that race was not an admissions criterion, or else to designate a separate land-grant institution for persons of color. The Board of Trustees of the A. & M. College in Raleigh (now known as North Carolina State University) were empowered to make temporary arrangements for students of color so that the College could qualify for funds provided under the act. On March 9, 1891, the "Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race" was established by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly as an annex of the private Shaw University in Raleigh. The act read in part: "That the leading objective of the college shall be to teach practical agriculture and the mechanic arts and such learning as related thereto, not excluding academic and classical instruction." The college, which started with four teachers and 37 students, initially offered instruction in Agriculture, English, Horticulture, andMathematics. The college continued to operate in Raleigh until the Board of Trustees voted, in 1892, to relocate the college to Greensboro. With monetary and land donations totaling $11,000 and 14 acres (57,000 m�), the new Greensboro campus was established the following year and the college's first President, John Oliver Crosby, was elected on May 25, 1892. An early image of students learning to make butter. The college granted admission to both men and women of color from 1893, until the Board of Trustees voted to restrict admission to males only in 1901. This policy would remain until 1928, when female students were once again allowed to be admitted. In 1899, The college conferred its first degrees to seven graduates. In 1904, the college developed a 100-acre farm equipped with the latest in farm machinery and labor-saving devices. During that time, the university farm provided much of the food for the campus cafeteria. In 1915, the North Carolina General Assembly changed the name of the college to Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina.

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North Carolina A&T's alumni base is around 40,000 strong. These proud alumni have excelled in fields ranging from education, civic leadership, activism, to athletic; and spread the Aggie tradition throughout the nation. Scientists such as Ronald McNair, former NASA Astronaut who perished on the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, graduated magna cum laude from the university with a degree in engineering physics in 1971.1 There have been some alumni that are notable for being pioneers in their fields such as Former Chief of the United States Army Nurse Corps Clara Leach Adams-Ender, who was the first woman to receive her master's degree in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and also the first African-American nurse corps officer to graduate from the United States Army War College.1 N.C. A&T graduates have served in government on many levels including local, state, the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, such as North Carolina House of Representatives member Alma Adams,1 Retired politician Edolphus Towns who represented the state of New York in the United State House of Representatives,1 Pennsylvania House of Representatives member Jake Wheatley,1 and former politician Jesse Jackson Jr. who represented the state Illinois U.S. House of Representatives.1 N.C. A&T alumni have long been associated with political activism and civil rights, including Ezell Blair Jr, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond, known collectively as the Greensboro Four, who staged sit in demonstrations a Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter that refused to serve customers of color;1 and founder of the Rainbow and PUSH Coalition Jesse Jackson.1 The University has also had leaders in business pass through its halls such as Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of the ACT-1 Group, the nation's largest minority woman-owned employment agency,1 and Joe Dudley founder, president and CEO of Dudley Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of hair and skin care products for the African American community.2 N.C. A&T alumni have also excelled in athletics such as Al Attles, one of the first African-American professional basketball coaches in the NBA,2 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bethea,2 and 4x Super Bowl champion, Dwaine Board.



Urban 200 acre (0.8 km�) main campus, 492 acre (1.99 km�) agricultural campus