Hampton University is a historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia. Hampton was founded in 1868 (chartered 1870) by Samuel C. Armstrong as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, a land grant school in Elizabeth City County. It became Hampton
Institute in 1930 and gained university status in 1984.Hampton's colors are blue and white and their
nickname is the Pirates. Hampton sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for
football) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).Among the school's famous alumni is Dr. Booker T.
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