C-SPAN Cities Tour – Raleigh: History of Shaw University

C-SPAN Cities Tour – Raleigh: History of Shaw University

Hear about the History of Shaw University — the South’s oldest historically Black college — from University President Dr. Dorothy Cowser-Yancy. Established in 1865 to educate Freedmen living in Raleigh, Shaw includes such notable firsts as Leonard Medical School — the South’s first 4-year medical school for Black doctors and pharmacists, and Estey Hall — the first building constructed in the U.S. for the higher education of Black women.

Visit: http://www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Raleigh