Prairie View: Prairie View A&M University

This university was established as the Alta Vista Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas for Colored Youth when the Alta Vista Plantation was deeded to the state in 1876. Later renamed Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, this was the only publically funded historically African American college in Texas for years. The campus has several historic buildings designed by renowned African American architects who studied and later taught at the university. 

Prairie View A&M University