By another 10 years, there had been over graduates. In , of the still alive, three-fourths were teaching, and about half as many undergraduates were also teaching. It was estimated that 15, children in community schools were being taught by Hampton's students and alumni that year. Among Hampton's earliest students was Booker T. Washington , who arrived from West Virginia in at the age of After graduation, he returned to Hampton and became a teacher. Upon recommendation of Sam Armstrong to the founder Lewis Adams and others, of a small new school in Tuskegee Alabama that had begun in In , Washington went to Tuskegee at age 25 to strengthen it and develop it to the status of a Normal school, one recognized as being able to produce qualified teachers.
This new institution eventually became Tuskegee University. Embracing much of Armstrong's philosophy, Washington built Tuskegee into a substantial school and became nationally famous as an educator, orator, and fund-raiser as well. He collaborated with the philanthropist Julius Rosenwald in the early 20th century to create a model for rural black schools — Rosenwald established a fund that matched monies raised by communities to build more than 5, schools for rural black children, mostly in the South.
Washington recruited his Hampton classmate , Charles W. Greene  to the work at Tuskegee in to found the Agriculture Department. Washington and Greene recruited George Washington Carver to the Tuskegee Agriculture faculty upon his graduation with a master's degree from Iowa State University in Carver provided such technical strength in Agriculture that in , Booker T. Washington assigned Greene to establish a demonstration of black business capability and economic independence off-campus in Tuskegee. This project, entirely black-owned, comprised 4, lots of real estate and was formally established and designated Greenwood in , as a demonstration for black-owned business and residential districts in every city in the nation with a significant black population.
After Booker T. Washington visited Tulsa, in what is now Tulsa Oklahoma in and addressed a large gathering there, the Oklahomans followed the Tuskegee model and named Tulsa's black-owned and operated district "Greenwood" in In , Hampton established a formal education program for Native Americans. Augustine, Florida. Essentially they were considered hostages to persuade their peoples in the West to keep peace.
Richard Henry Pratt supervised them at Fort Marion and began to arrange for their education in the English language and American culture. Numerous visitors to St. Augustine from the North became interested in their cases and volunteered as teachers. They also provided them with art supplies, and some of the resulting works including by David Pendleton Oakerhater are held by the Smithsonian Institution. At the end of the warriors' incarceration, Pratt convinced seventeen to enroll at Hampton Institute for a fuller education.
Altogether, seventy Native Americans, young men and women from various tribes, mostly from the Plains rather than the acculturated tribes that had occupied Virginia, joined that first class. Because Virginia's aristocrats sometimes boasted of their Native American heritage through Pocahontas , it was hoped that the Native American students would help locals to accept the university's black students.
The black students were also supposed to "civilize" the Native American students to current American society, and the Native Americans to "uplift the Negro[es]. The program died in , in the face of growing controversy over racial mingling. Native Americans stopped sending their boys to the school after some employers fired Native American men because they had been educated with blacks.
The program's final director resigned because she could not prevent "amalgamation" between the Native American girls and black boys. In the George P. Phenix School for all age groups was opened there under principal Ian Ross. A new nurses' training school was attached to the Dixie Hospital, with Nina Gage as director. By the university offered 42 evening classes in programs including "Educational Psychology", "Introduction to Oral Communication", "Modern Mathematics", and "Playwriting", among others.
Phoebus and Elizabeth City County were consolidated with the neighboring City of Hampton to form a much larger independent city in The City of Hampton uses the Emancipation Oak on its official seal. From to , noted diplomat and educator Jerome H. Holland was president of the Hampton Institute. In early , Hampton University students launched a protest calling for the university administration to address several concerns they believed to be longstanding and urgent, including food quality, living conditions, and sexual assault.
The campus contains several buildings that contribute to its National Historic Landmark district: Virginia-Cleveland Hall freshman female dormitory, as well as former home to the school's two cafeterias , Wigwam building home to administrative offices , Academy Building administrative offices , Memorial Chapel religious services and the President's Mansion House. Phenix Hall was damaged in a minor fire on June 12, The Hampton University Museum was founded in and is the nation's oldest African-American museum.
The museum contains over 9, pieces, some of which are highly acclaimed. Hampton University is home to 16 research centers.
The four libraries on campus are the William R. Harvey Library main library , William H. Moses Jr. The Emancipation Oak was cited by the National Geographic Society as one of the 10 great trees in the world.
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Buildings included are:. In addition, Cleveland Hall, Ogden, and the Administration building are also included in the district. As reported by the university in , nearly two-thirds of the student body is female, and the other third male. Hampton University has 10 accredited schools and colleges. The Freddye T. Davy Honors College is a non-degree granting college that offers special learning opportunities and privileges to the most high-achieving undergraduates.
To join the honors college, students must formally accept an invitation given by the college or directly apply for admissions into the college. Hampton has the second highest graduation rate among HBCUs. Hampton's student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1, which is better than the national university average of 18 to 1.
The Alumni Factor named Hampton one of the seven best colleges in Virginia. Hampton University is classified as a selective admissions institution. Hampton's colors are reflex blue and white , and their nickname is "The Pirates". They joined this in upon leaving the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Before joining the Big South, Hampton won MEAC titles in many sports, including football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's track, and men's and women's tennis. Hampton is the only HBCU with a competitive sailing team. They were only the fourth fifteen-seed to upset a two-seed in the tournament's history. They returned to the tournament a year later, as well as in , , and , having won their conference basketball tournament.
Their NCAA tournament record is 2—6, including the play-in game. The "Lady Pirates" basketball team has seen great success as well, and made trips to the NCAA tournament in , , , —, and In , as a number seed, the Lady Pirates nearly upset Kentucky , but fell in overtime, However, in the second round, the team lost to West Virginia The Pirates won their conference title in football in , shared the title and , and won it again outright in and They have also been dominant in tennis, winning the MEAC from to , — and for the men, and and — for the women.
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