Morris Brown College (MBC) is a private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is a historically black college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Morris Brown College is a member of the Atlanta University Center (A district designated by the Atlanta City Council) was established in 1881. It’s nickname is the MBC and the University is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Their colors are Purple and Black and their motto is To GOD and Truth.
Morris Brown College History
- Morris Brown College, founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college engaged in teaching and public service with special focus in leadership, management, entrepreneurship and technology.
- On October 15, 1885, just 20 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, 107 students and nine teachers walked into a crude wooden structure at the corner of Boulevard and Houston Streets in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the opening of the first educational institution in Georgia under sole African-American patronage.
- In May of 1885, the State of Georgia granted a charter to Morris Brown College of the AME Church.