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HT’s Charter Day Observance

Charter Day 2023

Charter Day represents the official designated celebration of the Trustees’ signing of the State of Texas Charter of Incorporation that established Huston-Tillotson College (now known as Huston-Tillotson University). The 1952 merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College created one of the largest black Protestant church-related colleges in the country at that time. The foundation of the institutions was established in 1875, ten years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, to educate recently emancipated slaves and now marks its 148th year of providing educational opportunities. The University is affiliated with both The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ and is a charter member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

1875 Society Campaign