Livingstone College is a private, four-year co-ed HBCU liberal arts university. Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, Livingstone was founded by the AME Zion Church in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute. In 1887, the school changed its name to Livingstone College in honor of Dr. David Livingstone, a missionary, and philanthropist. Livingstone was originally created to educate African Americans who were denied access to educational opportunities but now prides itself on being welcoming of all backgrounds, colors, and countries of origin. The institution is housed on 272 acres of land, with 20+ buildings–many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Notable Alumni Include: NCL All-Pro Ben Coates; Philip A. Payton, Jr., known as the father of Harlem; and Rev. John Kinard.