Talladega College is founded in Alabama. It is the first college open to Blacks in Alabama.
1867 (Mar 8)
Talladega College was founded by a group of formerly enslaved Blacks in Talladega, Alabama. It was the first college open to Blacks in Alabama, and until 1916, it was the only college there to award degrees without regard to race. The first Talladega bachelor's degree was awarded in 1895. The school is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Three of the buildings on the school's 50-acre campus have been declared historic landmarks.