Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall, a two-story brick building erected in 1865 and located at the main entrance of the campus, is named after the first presidents of Nigeria and Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Kwame Nkrumah, who were both alumni of the university in southern Chester County.
After some Lincoln alumni heard in 2013 that the university was considering tearing it down to build a welcome center, they formed the Lincoln University Heritage Initiative to lobby to preserve the hall and other campus buildings.
The oldest building on Lincoln University's campus now is on a list of the country's most endangered historic places, buttressing calls by an alumni group to save structures from demolition at the nation's oldest degree-granting historically black college. Carol Black, president of the alumni historic preservation group, said Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall and the other buildings were "part of our legacy."
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