Anniversary of the historic black University, founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church.
This week marks the anniversary of Wilberforce University in Ohio, founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church Centuries ago. In modern days, Wilberforce University is known as a historic black University. During the American civil war, Wilberforce experienced drastic decline and was closed in 1862. However, the African Methodist Episcopal Church purchased the property and was newly incorporated on July 10, 1863. This historic University also gave birth to 2 schools; the Central State University and the Payne Theological Seminary.