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The Early Histories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Part 1: Howard University
“This institution bids fair to do great good.” — New York Evening Post (1867) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, commonly referred to as HBCUs, have graduated tens of thousands of men and women who have achieved professional, political, and social prominence. Foremost of these is Howard University, which was chartered by Congress in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 1867. Howard University was named for Major General Oliver O. Howard, a career military man known as the Christian General. He had...
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