ASU Early Years - Montgomery, Alabama
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N 32° 22.060 W 086° 17.491
16S E 566652 N 3581410
Quick Description: This marker tells the history of the early years of Alabama State University from its founding in Marion, Alabama, in 1867 to its move to Montgomery in 1887.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2012 9:07:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMEQY3
The marker is located on Hall Street, near the intersection with Tatum Street. It is north of I-85, just before one enters the campus. Their new football stadium which is under construction in 2012 can be seen from the marker site.
The following is from the ASU web site: (visit link
"Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.
Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology and minor in international business.
The more than 5,600 students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to 1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams."