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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Bahamian-born "HBCUstorian" Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is director of the Atwood Institute for Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. She a dynamic professional historian and a passionate Historically Black College and University (HBCU) advocate. A graduate of the historic Fisk, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee State universities, she is the founder and executive editor of HBCUstory, convener of the HBCUstory Symposium, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of HBCU Research + Culture. A passionate believer in the historic mission and future vision for HBCUs, her primary areas of specialization are black higher education and the civil rights struggle.