What is nation's oldest African-American private university? What scientist discovered new uses for peanuts and sweet potatoes?
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- The oldest institution claiming HBCU status dates back to 1837. It was originally a high school set up to serve African-Americans who were being excluded from basic education but did not begin granting degrees until the 20th century. Today it is known as Cheyney University. A few commenters have pointed out that Lincoln University founded later than Cheyney, but degree-granting from the start, is more correctly referred to as the oldest HBCU in the U.S. I would agree. I've included some links below with more information.
- George Washington Carver was an African-American scientist, who, among many other achievements discovered many uses and techniques dealing with sweet potatoes and peanuts.