West Virginia State College is created as a school for Blacks by West Virginia legislature so they could continue to receive federal funds.
1891 (May 1)
The second Morrill Act of 1890 stipulated that no land grant institution may receive federal funds unless provisions are made for the education of Black youth. To assure continued federal funds for the state's land grant university, the West Virginia legislature created another school for Blacks called the West Virginia Colored Institute. Today the school is known as West Virginia State College. It is located in West Virginia.