What was the Morril Act of 1862 and How did it help provide Higher Education for African Americans?

In 1862, the Morril Act was created to provide funding for land grants for higher education.

In 1890, the second Morril Act (or Land Grant Act) was passed. This act stated that the government had to pay for the creation and maintenance of technical and agricultural schools for blacks if they were going to provide funding for technical and agricultural schools for whites.

This land grant system paved the way for black higher education in the South.