Shaw University


Shaw University was founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the first historically black institution of higher education in the south and among the oldest in the nation. Shaw was the first college in the nation to offer a four-year medical program, the first HBCU to open its doors to women, and the first historically Black college in North Carolina to be given an “A” rating by the State Department of Public instruction. Shaw is the birthplace of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960.