Jacelyn Hudgins is graduating from Bruce Randolph


Crowley College Prep Scholarship Recipient

I’ve always been a determined and productive student. My main goal I want to accomplish in my first year of college is to maintain a 3.5 grade point average.” “To ensure I meet that goal, I will build a bond with my counselor, professors and seek a tutor.” “I know that Langston University is a perfect fit for me academically.

Crowley College Prep - Donate!For this student and others donate to aid in a bright future! Crowley College Prep is pleased to update you! Jacelyn Hudgins is graduating from Bruce Randolph and plans to attend Langston University. For this student and others donate to aid in a bright future! Her Scholarship Awarded through Crowley College Prep is a testament to her hard work and diligent study.

On the one-year anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, April 22, 1890, Langston City was officially established.  Promoted by its founders, one of whom was prominent African American Edwin P. McCabe, who was influential in the selection of the site of Langston University, the city of Langston had a population of 600 and had 25 retail businesses by 1892, the year in which a common school was built and opened with an enrollment of 135.

Since African Americans were not permitted to attend any of the institutions of higher education in Oklahoma Territory, black citizens appeared before the Oklahoma Industrial School and College Commission in July 1892 to petition that Langston have a college. Eventually, Territorial Governor William Gary Renfrow, who had vetoed a civil rights bill that would have disregarded segregation, proposed a reform bill establishing the university. It was founded as a land grant college through the Morrill Act of 1890 and officially established by House Bill 151 on March 12, 1897, as the Colored Agricultural and Normal University.

The purpose of the university was to instruct “both male and female Colored persons in the art of teaching various branches which pertain to a common school education and in such higher education as may be deemed advisable, and in the fundamental laws of the United States in the rights and duties of citizens in the
agricultural, mechanical and industrial arts.” One stipulation was that the land on which the college would be built would have to be purchased by the citizens. Picnics, auctions, and bake sales were held to raise money, and the land was purchased within a year by black settlers determined to provide higher education for their children.



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  • Date: 2015

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