About Virginia Union University:
Virginia Union University (VUU) was founded in 1865 to give newly freed slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. It took the name of Virginia Union in 1899 to signify the merging of four institutions. Those institutions comprise of: Richmond Theological Institute, which held classes in a former holding cell for runaway slaves; Wayland Seminary, founded by American Baptist Home Mission Society in Washington D.C.; Storer College, founded in West Virginia; and Hartshorn Memorial College, the first college for African American women. Today, VUU is private liberal arts institution constantly striving for academic success.
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