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As the first historically Black university in the South founded in 1865, Shaw University has a rich history steeped in tradition, leadership, service and activism. In celebrating 150 years of existence, the University seeks to raise awareness about its historic legacy and contributions made to the city, state, nation and world while celebrating the future of its nationally accredited programs, STEM-focused disciplines and innovative vision for the next 150 years and beyond.

Throughout 2015, the University will recognize this sesquicentennial anniversary with a variety of programs, celebrations and lectures that tell our story, while helping to raise needed funds for the Institution. During this historic occasion, Shaw will inform, engage and promote its legacy and current contributions which will help to ensure the future of our great institution. Our vision includes a renewed University that is laden with current technology, ground breaking research and graduating scholars who are able to compete in a 21st century economy on a local, national and global level.

Shaw is and will continue to be a vibrant community of young researchers, engaging leaders and compassionate students destined to change the world. We invite you to join our celebration! We are embarking on a fruitful journey!

Shaw University 150th Kick-Off Celebration