Last week, we started to celebrate I Love My HBCU and we highlighted Florida A&M University. Florida A&M University was founded on October 3, 1887 in Tallahassee, Florida and it was originally was called Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes. It is one of the largest historically black universities in the United States by enrollment.
This week, we take a look at the prestigious Howard University, which is known as an Black Ivy League school. The school was founded on March 02, 1867. The school is the most comprehensive historically black institution in the nation and produces the most black doctorate recipients of any university. The school gave African American kids hope as they learned life lessons and also having the best social life.
Some of the famous alumni that have attended or graduated are Debbie Allen, Diddy, Lance Gross, Taraji P. Henson, Anthony Anderson, and many others. The school have inspired Queen Latifah’s character Khadijah James on the tv show Living Single, who was the editor in chief of the school newspaper The Hilltop. Rapper Drake also wore a Howard sweatshirt while performing at their homecoming.
This historic college has opened doors for many African Americans and we appreciate them!