University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Founded in 1886, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant HBCU and a part of the University System of Maryland. UMES is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, originally named the Delaware Conference Academy. The Maryland Agricultural College at College Park (now University of Maryland, College Park) didn’t admit African Americans, so UMES was created as part of the State of Maryland’s Land-Grant program.

Notable Alumni Include: rapper David Banner; Morgan State President Earl S. Richardson; and saxophonist Clarence Clemons.