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Howard University Announces 2024 Homecoming Dates

The 2024 Howard Homecoming will have significant meaning as this year’s event marks the 100th anniversary of the University’s first homecoming game played on November 27, 1924, against Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. A series of special activities will celebrate a century of Howard Homecoming pride, excellence, and unforgettable memories.

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In Your Words

Tamara Holmes

 

There’s always this sense of students teaching students, and that goes with that whole family atmosphere, that belonging atmosphere,”

- Tamara Holmes (B.A. '94), former editor, reporter at The Hilltop
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History & Heritage Alexander Thomas Augusta, M.D., Howard’s Founding Professor of Medicine

Alexander Augusta Thomas

History & Heritage Alexander Thomas Augusta, M.D., Howard’s Founding Professor of Medicine

For Black History Month, Howard University is highlighting the founders of niche, specialized entities that make The Mecca special grounds of education, connection and excellence.

Dr. Alexander Thomas Augusta's dedication to medicine led him to Howard University as America's first Black medical professor in 1868 at the College of Medicine. A patriot, Dr. Augusta pled with President Abraham Lincoln to serve in the Union Army as a Black officer.

“I was compelled to leave my native country, and come to this on account of prejudice against colour, for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of my profession, and having accomplished that object, at one of the principle educational institutions of this Province, I am now prepared to practice it and would like to be in a position where I can be of use to my race.” 

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