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Save Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall at Lincoln University (PA)!

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We, the undersigned, petition the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University and Dr. Robert Jennings, President of Lincoln University, the nation's first HBCU founded in 1854, to abandon their stated intention to demolish Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall – the oldest building on the campus. The purpose of the demolition is to make way for a Welcome Center that can be constructed at numerous other locations on the campus. Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall, constructed in 1865, is internationally famous as it is named for Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first Presidents of Nigeria and Ghana respectively, who were both educated at Lincoln University. Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall is well-maintained and not in disrepair. It is one of the few remaining historic buildings on the campus of the "first institution founded anywhere in the world to provide a higher education in the arts and sciences for youth of African descent." Dr. Horace Mann Bond, Education for Freedom: A History of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. We encourage you to post a comment about why you are signing and to share this petition via social media. If a Lincoln alumnus or current student, be sure to add your LU class year after your name. More information at http://www.luheritage.org Thank you!

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