Spelman College, a private 4-year college is located in downtown Atlanta, GA. Spelman is a part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta and is among the oldest Historically Black Colleges for women in the country. Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, the school maintains a sibling relationship with Morehouse College (a Historically Black College for men). The compact 39 acre campus is set in the middle of the city and features traditional red-brick “collegiate” architecture. The school is located adjacent to Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. Among the notable alumni are actresses Esther Rolle and Keisha Knight-Pulliam.