Southern University Fun Facts

  • The State School for the Blind Negroes and the State School for the Deaf Negroes was housed on Southern University's campus from 1922 to 1977. 
  • Southern came into existence on April 10,1880, after a group of black politicians petitioned the State Constitutional Convention to establish a school of higher learning for colored people.
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge,the largest historically black university in Louisiana, was chartered in 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana as a state supported institution for the education of black Louisianans.