Howard University

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Template:Infobox University2 Howard University is a historically black university in Washington, D.C. It was established by a congressional charter in 1867, and much of its early funding came from the Freedmen's Bureau.

Howard University has played an important role in civil rights history on a number of occasions. After being refused admission to the then-segregated University of Maryland School of Law, a young Thurgood Marshall enrolled at Howard University School of Law instead. There he studied under Charles Hamilton Houston, a Harvard Law School graduate and leading civil rights lawyer who at the time was the dean of Howard's law school. Houston took Marshall under his wing, and the two forged a friendship that would last for the remainder of Houston's life and forever change America.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a speech to the graduating class at Howard, where he outlined his plans for civil rights legislation. A decade earlier, Howard University was the site where Thurgood Marshall and his team of legal scholars from around the nation prepared to argue the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.

Howard has graduate schools of law, medicine, dentistry, and divinity, in addition to the undergraduate program. The current enrollment (as of 2003) is approximately 11,000, including 7,000 undergraduates.

Contents

1 Famous Faculty
2 Notable Alumni

3 See also
4 External link

Enrollment Statistics

  • Enrollment: 7,063
  • Female: 67%
  • Out of State: 90%
  • International: 7%
  • African American: 84%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Caucasian: 0%
  • Hispanic: 0%
  • Native American: 0%

Via the Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/profiles/studentbody.asp?listing=1023308&ltid=1&intbucketid=)

Presidents of Howard University

•  Charles B. Boynton (1867)
•  Byron Sunderland (18671869)
•  Oliver Otis Howard (18691874)
•  Edward P. Smith (18751876)
•  William W. Patton (18771889)
•  Jeremiah E. Rankin (18901903)
•  John Gordon (19031906)
•  Wilbur P. Thirkield (19061912)
•  Stephen M. Newman (19121918)
•  James S. Durkee (19181926)
•  Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (19261960)
•  James M. Nabrit (19601969)
•  James E. Cheek (19691989)
•  Franklyn G. Jenifer (19901994)
•  H. Patrick Swygert (1995– )

Famous Faculty

Notable Alumni

Howard University has conferred 99,318 degrees and certificates in its 137-year history. Noteworthy alumni are educators, politicians, United States ambassadors, writers, prominent international figures, corporate executives, and a Nobel Laureate.

Academia

Arts, Music & Literature

Civil Rights

Law & Politics

See also

External link

University seal © Howard University.

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