MARCH 2, 1867: HOWARD UNIVERSITY FOUNDED
On this day in 1867, Howard University, a prominent historically black university in Washington, DC was chartered.
The original mission of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) emphasized the continuing education of Black Americans post-slavery.
Is there still a need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
Watch PBS station WHRO’s roundtable discussion with the leaders of local HBCUs.