The 1890 Land Grant Act requires states to provide educational training for Black youths.
The 1890 Land Grant Act required states to provide educational training for Black youths. The same year, Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth, later Savannah State College, was established in Savannah, Georgia, under the law. The school served as Georgia's land-grant school for Blacks until 1947. Savannah State awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898.