Celebrating a New Partnership: HBCU Leggings and Morgan State University

Celebrating a New Partnership: HBCU Leggings and Morgan State University

At HBCU Leggings, we are thrilled to announce a momentous partnership that will bring a touch of Morgan State University's spirit and pride to your everyday wardrobe. As part of our commitment to celebrating and uplifting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), we are excited to share our new licensing agreement with the one and only Morgan State University! This collaboration is a tribute to the rich history, outstanding achievements, and vibrant culture of Morgan State, and we can't wait to introduce you to our exclusive Morgan State University leggings collection.

What Makes an HBCU?

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, colloquially referred to as HBCUs, stand as a source of tremendous accomplishment and immense pride within the African American community and indeed, the entire nation. These institutions have played a vital role in shaping the educational landscape of the United States. According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, HBCUs are officially defined as follows: "Any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose primary mission has been and continues to be the education of Black Americans, and which is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association recognized by the Secretary of Education as a dependable authority on the quality of education provided or is, by such an agency or association's judgment, making significant strides toward accreditation."

But HBCUs are not just about history; they represent a vibrant and dynamic present. These institutions open their doors to students of all races, offering everyone an opportunity to cultivate their skills and talents. Graduates of HBCUs go on to make impactful contributions in various fields, serving domestically and internationally, whether as entrepreneurs or in the public and private sectors. So, let's delve deeper into some information about a very special HBCU, Morgan State Univeristy.

Name Changes Reflect Growth

Morgan State University has experienced a transformative journey, marked by significant name changes and institutional development. It began as the Centenary Biblical Institute in 1867, founded to train young men in ministry. However, in 1890, the institution was renamed Morgan College in honor of Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees, who generously donated land to the college. This marked the beginning of a legacy that would impact generations of students.

Andrew Carnegie's Contribution

The year 1915 was pivotal for Morgan College, thanks to a generous grant from Andrew Carnegie. He provided $50,000 for the construction of the central academic building, under the condition that the college would purchase a new site, settle all outstanding obligations, and name the building in his honor. This grant led to the institution's relocation to its present site in northeast Baltimore in 1917, with the iconic Carnegie Hall erected two years later.

Transition to Public Institution

In 1939, Morgan College transitioned from being a private institution to a publicly owned university. This historic move was in response to a state study that recognized the need to provide more educational opportunities for Maryland's black citizens. This transition opened the doors to students of all races, reflecting Morgan's commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

University Status and Expansion

Morgan's journey continued to evolve, and in 1975, it achieved university status, granting it the authority to offer doctoral programs and its own governing board. As part of a broader higher education restructuring in Maryland in 1988, Morgan's authority to offer advanced programs was strengthened, and it was officially designated as Maryland's Public Urban University. Recently, Morgan State University has experienced remarkable growth, achieving a record-breaking enrollment of 9,808 students, with an 8 percent increase in the latest academic year. This marks the third consecutive year of record enrollment growth for the university.

Our New Partnership

Now, let's turn our attention to the exciting news that brings us all here today. HBCU Leggings is delighted to announce our licensing agreement with Morgan State University. This partnership is a testament to our dedication to celebrating the heritage, culture, and achievements of HBCUs through fashionable and comfortable apparel.

Our exclusive Morgan State University leggings collection has been crafted with precision and passion to reflect the spirit and pride of the Bears. These leggings feature the iconic Morgan State University logo, capturing the essence of the institution's rich history and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Why Choose HBCU Leggings x MSU?

When you choose our Morgan State University leggings, you are not only making a fashion statement but also showing your support for a historically significant institution. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding these leggings to your wardrobe:

  • Quality and Comfort: Our leggings are made from premium materials, ensuring a comfortable fit that lasts all day.
  • Unique Design: The Morgan State University logo on our leggings is a symbol of pride and tradition, allowing you to showcase your connection to this esteemed institution, designed by HBCU Leggings Founder and CEO, Amina Hammond.
  • Versatility: Whether you're heading to class, working out, or just running errands, these leggings are the perfect choice to express your school spirit.
  • Supporting HBCUs: By choosing HBCU Leggings x MSU, you are actively supporting HBCUs and their continued mission to provide quality education to students of all backgrounds.
  • Get Ready to Show Your Bear Pride!

    As we celebrate this momentous partnership, we invite all the MSU Bears to join us in showcasing your Bear pride like never before. Our Morgan State University leggings collection is a symbol of unity, diversity, and academic excellence.

    Whether you're a student, alumni, faculty member, or simply someone who admires the legacy of Morgan State, these leggings are a fashionable way to make a statement. Wear them to campus events, alumni gatherings, or just around town to let the world know about your connection to this esteemed institution.

    Bear Pride, Fashioned for You

    HBCU Leggings is proud to bring you our exclusive Morgan State University leggings collection. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to celebrating HBCUs and the remarkable journey of Morgan State University.

    We invite you to explore our range of leggings and embrace the Bear pride that runs deep within the Morgan State community. Wear your leggings with pride, knowing that you are not just making a fashion statement, but also contributing to the continued success and recognition of Morgan State University.

    So, MSU Bears, it's time to show your colors! Visit our website today, grab your pair of Morgan State University leggings, and wear your allegiance with style and confidence.

    Shop now at HBCULeggings.com and celebrate the Bear pride within you!
    Bibi Mama is a first generation Beninese-American actress born and raised in Mansfield, CT. Growing up she watched her father, an English professor and author, continue the Yoruba oral tradition through storytelling, which inspired her. She earned her B.F.A. from Howard University and recently finished her MFA at the Old Globe/University of San Diego MFA Graduate Acting Program.
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