University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

About University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States. Founded in 1873, it is the oldest HBCU and the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas (after the University of Arkansas). UAPB is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. It is known popularly by its moniker the 'Flagship of the Delta.' The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was founded in 1873 as the Branch Normal College; it was nominally part of the 'normal' (education) department of Arkansas Industrial University, later the University of Arkansas, but was operated separately due to segregation. It later became a land-grant college under the 1890 amendments to Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, which required states which did not open their land-grant university to all races to establish a separate land-grant university for each race.

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