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Tell the LU Board of Trustees to Consider the Proposed Lincoln University Historic District!

211 Signatures Goal: 750


Dear distinguished alumni and friends of Lincoln University,

A few months back you let your voices overwhelmingly be heard to STOP the planned demolition of Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall, one of our university's oldest historic buildings.

You helped us stop the questionable judgment then and we need your voices to be heard again. A Lincoln University Master Campus Plan dated October 2013 now adds Houston Hall, Cresson Hall, Bond House, McRary Hall, Ashmun Hall and Frederick Douglass Hall to the list of buildings to be demolished.

A group of experienced and concerned alumni, the Lincoln University Historic Initiative (LUHI), have been working these past several months with the Commonwealth of PA and supportive elected officials, as well as Friends of Lincoln Village historic preservation group, to have our 15 historic buildings recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Houston Hall, Cresson Hall and Bond House, slated for demolition, are historic buildings included in the proposed Lincoln University Historic District.

LUHI's vision is to develop an economically viable Lincoln University Historic District that will not only attract visitors, scholars, school groups, business and employment to the campus/region, but will also qualify for preservation grants for much needed repairs to some of the buildings.

We sent a proposal to the Board of Trustees and the Chair, Ms. Kimberly Lloyd has chosen to set it aside and not bring it before the Board or have it considered the Buildings and Property Committee. You can read a copy of the LUHI proposal at http://www.aalupa.org/lincoln-university-heritage-initiative/

If you have not already done so by email, please sign this petition to register your desire to have Ms. Lloyd bring this matter before the Board of Trustees immediately.

Please, sign below (or on the right) to tell the Lincoln University Board of Trustees to consider the LUHI proposal. Thank you!

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Highlights

July 14
Please continue to forward the petition to family and friends and like our Facebook page, Lincoln University Heritage Initiative! The attorney for Lincoln University communicated on June 10, 2014, the intention of the Board of Trustees to proceed with the demolition of Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall. LUHI responded that alumni and friends of the University were steadfast in protecting the historical and cultural legacy of the University and requested reconsideration by the Board. In a statement to the press on June 25, 2014, the Chair of the Board of Trustees has indicated that demolition is on hold while the Board contacts the National Trust. See article: http://articles.philly.com/2014-06-26/news/50859044_1_alumni-group-historic-buildings-historic-district#6xaTXvoKC1GtOURS.01
November 29
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
November 25
Copy and paste this link in your brower to donate to Lincoln University Heritage Initiative: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=nhyabeOSGxXopQIYV4NhzQ#
November 18
I am a Friend of The Lincoln University having served on the faculty and administrative staff from 1976-1989. Lincoln is dear to my heart, and I whole-heartedly support this initiative!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 21, 2016
    Jun 21, 2016
    We can't destroy our own history, as we sit and rise on the shoulders of some great elders
  • Leah Harvin-Odom
    Leah Harvin-Odom United States, Bronx
    Nov 26, 2015
    Nov 26, 2015
    Save our history!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 05, 2015
    May 05, 2015
    There's no need to tear down buildings. Instead, use the money to restore the buildings. There are many unused dorms on campus. Restoring these dorms would allow us to have more students which equals more money. Also, it can be used for things that have yet to open on campus i.e. The Wellness Center's Cafe. How would destroying these buildings benefit us? Think about that.
  • KAREN AUSTIN
    Dec 09, 2014
    Dec 09, 2014
    STOP the planned demolition of Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall. I was at a museum in Ghana and Lincoln University is thought of with great affection and adoration when it come to Kwame Nkrumah. Let's leave history to those who would preserve it.
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    Leah Harvin-Odom United States
    9 months ago
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    Cornelius Pearson, III
    1 year ago
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    Veronica Carr
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    David Paschal
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    KAREN AUSTIN
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    Wadeeah Stokes
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    Nadine Sanders United States
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    malik parks
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    Rhonda Elliott- Hall
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    Steven J. Dunn
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    Kevin Stewart
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    Rodalyn David
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    Maryanna Skowronski
    3 years ago
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    Joan Wiggins
    3 years ago
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