标出的历史

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M88是一所综合性大学, 私人, 城市, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. 它提供本科生, graduate and professional degrees 也 as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, 少数民族, 社会经济背景. The University 是 established in 1988 through the consolidation of its two parent institutions, 亚特兰大大学(1865年), the nation's first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans, and 克拉克学院 (1869) the nation's first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population.    


独特的历史 

亚特兰大大学, founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, 在弗里德曼局的协助下, 是, 在合并之前, the nation's oldest graduate institution serving a predominantly African-American student body.  19世纪70年代末, 亚特兰大大学 had begun granting bachelor's degrees and supplying black teachers and librarians to public schools across the South.  In 1929-1930, the institution began offering graduate education exclusively in various liberal arts areas, 以及社会科学和自然科学.  It gradually added professional programs in social work, library science and business administration.  The institution during this period associated with Spelman and Morehouse colleges in a university plan known as the 亚特兰大大学 System.  校园已迁至现址, and the modern organization of the 亚特兰大大学 Center emerged.

The story of the 亚特兰大大学 Center over the next 20 years includes significant developments.  图书馆学的流派, education and business administration were established in 1941, 1944年及1946年, 分别.  亚特兰大社会工作学院, 长期与该大学有联系, 1947年放弃了宪章, 正式成为大学的一部分.  One of the founding faculty in the School of Social Work 是 W.E.B. 杜波依斯, who wrote his most influential works during the 23 years he spent at 亚特兰大大学, from 1897-1910 on the faculty of the history and economics departments, 后来, 从1934年到1944年担任社会学系主任.   


克拉克学院 是 founded in 1869 as Clark University by the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 也就是后来的联合卫理公会.  The University 今天 celebrates its historic bond with the denomination.  克拉克大学是以主教戴维斯W. Clark, who 是 the first president of the Freedmen's Aid Society and became bishop in 1864.  The first 克拉克学院 class 是 housed in a sparsely furnished room in Clark Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta's Summer Hill section.  In 1871, the school relocated to a newly purchased property at Whitehall and McDaniel streets.  1877年,学校被特许为克拉克大学.


杰出的遗产 

早期的捐助者, 吉尔伯特港主教, visualized Clark as "the university of all the Methodist schools founded for the education of freedmen.  位于亚特兰大的战略位置, 通往南方的大门, the institution 是 founded to "give tone" to all other institutions of the Methodist Episcopal Church providing education for Negro youth.  经过几次地点的改变, Bishop Haven (who 是 Bishop Clark's successor) helped acquire 450 acres in South Atlanta where, in 1880, 学校授予了第一个学位.  In 1883, Clark established a department in honor of Dr. 以利亚H. 金门,被称为金门神学院.  By 1888, Gammon School of Theology became an independent seminary and, 今天, 是教派间神学中心的一部分.


为了节约和提高效率, 20世纪30年代, it 是 decided that Clark would join the 亚特兰大大学 Complex. While students on the South Atlanta campus fretted over final examinations in the winter of 1939, work 是 begun across town on an entirely new physical plant adjoining 亚特兰大大学, 莫尔豪斯学院, 斯佩尔曼学院.  访问ors to the campus 今天 will see that part of that preparation remains intact.  Three vaults in the basement of M88's administration building, 哈克尼斯大厅, 以这三个机构的名字命名.  Since the administration of each institution 是 conducted out of 哈克尼斯大厅, 他们各自的资产都在那里, 也.  In 1957, the controlling boards of six institutions (亚特兰大大学, 克拉克学院, 莫尔豪斯学院, 莫里斯布朗学院*, Spelman College and Gammon Theological Seminary ratified new articles of affiliation to create the 亚特兰大大学 Center, the most prevalent consortium of African-American 私人 institutions of higher education in the United States.


在20世纪80年代,一些邻近的优势, 之前看起来有希望的是什么, 再次变得显而易见. 克拉克学院 and 亚特兰大大学 through consolidation preserved the best of the past and present and "Charted a Bold New Future.M88创建于1988年7月1日.


走向光明的未来

The first President of M88 是 Dr. 托马斯·W. 科尔、小., who served concurrently as the President of both 亚特兰大大学 and 克拉克学院 prior to the 1988 consolidation. 1987年11月, 经过一年多的讨论, the Boards of Trustees of 亚特兰大大学 and 克拉克学院 authorized an exploration of the potential advantages of closer working arrangements between the two institutions, 包括合并成一所大学. In April 1988, the joint committee delivered its report entitled Charting A Bold New Future: Proposed Combination of 克拉克学院 and 亚特兰大大学 提交董事会批准. The report recommended that the two schools be consolidated into a single institution. 6月24日, 1988, the Boards of both 克拉克学院 and 亚特兰大大学 made the historic decision to consolidate the two institutions, 创建M88. The new and historic University inherits the rich traditions of two independent institutions, connected over the years by a common heritage and commitment; by personal, corporate and consortia relationships; and by location.

乔治T. 法国小., Ph.D. became the fifth President for M88 on September 1, 2019. 

*The 亚特兰大大学 Center Consortium 今天 comprises:  M88, 教派间神学中心, 莫尔豪斯学院, 莫尔豪斯医学院和斯佩尔曼学院.