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Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African-Americans. 

Building on its social justice history and heritage, Clark Atlanta University is a culturally diverse, research-intensive, liberal arts institution that prepares and transforms the lives of students. CAU is located in the heart of Atlanta which is the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement and the modern center of emerging technologies and innovation. Ignited by its history, CAU is committed to delivering education that is accessible, relevant, and transformative.

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The Campaign for Clark Atlanta University is our first comprehensive campaign. Centered on Lifting Lives and Leading the Way, the 10-year, ambitious campaign aims to raise $250 million to support catalytic investments in students, faculty, infrastructure, and initiatives that distinguish Clark Atlanta as an institution of choice.

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