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Saint Augustine’s University [formerly St. Augustine’s College] founded in 1867 as Saint Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute for blacks. The school was created through the joint efforts of the Freedman’s Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church and a group of clergy and laymen of the Diocese of North Carolina. With more than 1,800 students, the institution provides the highest quality education and seeks to develop the highest ethical and moral values in its undergraduates.
Some of the graduates who have gone on to have prominent careers in every walk of life.

Luther Barnes, Gospel Writer

Lloyd Quarterman, Chemist

Henry Beard Delaney, Bishop

Hon. Hubert Delaney, Judge

Hon. Hannah Diggs Atkins, US Rep

George “Pup” Williams, Track Coach

Harvey Heartley, Athletic Director

Antonio Pettigrew, Olympian

Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, Olympian

Ramon Gittens, Olympian

Ike Lassiter, AFL All-Star

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