Johnson C. Smith University
<blockquote>"I vowed that when I left [Chapel Hill High School], I was going to a historically Black institution. And I did. I went to Johnson C. Smith up in Charlotte. And that was the best decision I ever made. I felt such a sense of acceptance. I made lifelong friends at Smith. I was actively involved. I was just an entirely different person."</blockquote><p style="text-align: center;"><cite>- Francesina Jackson</cite></p>
Johnson C. Smith University is a private historically-Black university in Charlotte, NC. Admitting only men when it opened in 1867 as the Biddle Memorial Institute, Johnson C. Smith is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It became fully co-educational in 1942. The school was a founding member of the United Negro College Fund, founded in 1944
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