Diversity Timeline 1850s


Law School

Tuesday, January 1, 1850

The Law School was founded.

Rev. Dr. Morris Jacob Raphall delivered a lecture on "The Poetry of the Hebrews" in the hall of the University of Pennsylvania on 9th St. above Chestnut

School of Mines, Arts, and Manufactures

Thursday, January 1, 1852

The School of Mines, Arts, and Manufactures - predecessor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science - was founded.

Sunday, January 1, 1854

Marion Bedlock was named a Teacher of the Female Charity School and thereby joined her older sister Josephine on the faculty of the Charity School. Like her sister, Marion continued on the faculty until the Trustees closed the School in 1877.

Charity School

Thursday, January 1, 1857

The Academy was closed and the Charity School alone continued at the old Fourth and Arch Streets campus.