HOWARD UNIVERSITY, AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL
Howard University, the city's third university, was founded in 1867 by an act of Congress. Reverend Mordecai Johnson became Howard's first African American president in 1926, and oversaw the hilltop campus as it developed into the "capstone of Negro education" — attracting educators and students who would go on to transform the city and the nation.
Residents of DC attend a Heritage Trail event with then-DC Mayor Vincent Gray. Connect with us and stay informed on DC arts and culture!
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