Howard University Celebrates 145 Years of Excellence

Chemistry laboratory, Howard University, Washington, DC, ca. 1900.

HBCUers everywhere join the faculty, staff, students and alumni of

Howard University

in the celebration of its 145th Founders Day!

Howard Normal School Faculty, 1925
Source: Charles W. Chesnutt Library Archives & Special Collections, Fayetteville State University

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A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is a graduate of the historic Fisk University ’03. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University, ’14, where she formerly taught in the department of history, geography and political science. A professional historian and passionate HBCU advocate, she is editor-in-chief of the forthcoming The Journal of HBCU Research + Culture. She is also a regular contributor to HBCU Digest, is a co-host of Black Docs radio show, and offers a wide-range of expertise on multiple topics including history, culture, education, black fraternity and sorority life and of course HBCUs. Follow her on twitter at @HBCUstorian, visit her website at, or contact her via email at