Howard University

Howard University (HM1967)

Location: Washington, DC 20059
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.348', W 77° 1.265'

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Sixth Street and Howard Place, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Howard University, one of the oldest Black colleges in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 to educate formerly enslaved individuals. Its name honors Freedman's Bureau Commissioner General Oliver Otis Howard, a member of the white First Congregational Society of Washington, D.C., which originally conceived of the school as a theological seminary to train black ministers. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, who became president in 1926, shaped Howard into a modern institution. The university incubated many of the civil rights successes of the 19th and 20th centuries, and its alumni roster reads like a Who's Who of African Americans.

Photo caption: Howard University students in a biology class, 1920s - Howard University Archives.

DC Historic Site
Cultural Tourism, DC
HM NumberHM1967
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series.
Placed ByDC Historic Resources Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324792 N 4310114
Decimal Degrees38.92246667, -77.02108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.348', W 77° 1.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 20.88" N, 77° 1' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2401-2499 6th St NW, Washington DC 20059, US
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