20 February, 11:30

Radio VR salutes Howard University during Black History Month

By Ric Young

WASHINGTON (VR) – February is Black History Month and Radio VR in Washington, DC takes a look at some of the issues, facing African-Americans in the era of the first Black president. VR talked to Dr. Greg Carr, Chairman of Howard University's Department of Afro-American Studies in Washington, about the impact of the historically black college on the success of so many African-Americans and the school’s history.

On the university's website it says,

“In November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the concept expanded to include a provision for establishing a University.”

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