Livingstone College is founded in North Carolina as Zion Wesley Institute by group of ministers.
1879 (Apr 15)
African Methodist Episcopal church Zion ministers founded Zion Wesley Institute, now Livingstone College, in Salisbury, North Carolina. The college started in the parsonage of Bishop C. R. Harris and moved to a one-building, 40-acre site in 1882. Livingstone awarded its first bachelor's degree in 1887.