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  • The Eloquence of the Scribes:

  • Initiation, Expectations and Mastery – Continuing the Legacy of Howard University


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Egyptian Scribe w/ papyrus scroll

An account of barley

rations written on clay in Cuneiform 2350 BC

Ancient Scribes


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Ancient Scribes


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Ancient Scribes


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Medieval Scribe

  • Jean Mielot, a European author

  • and scribe at work,15th century


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General Oliver Otis Howard

“The rights of the freedman, which are not yet secured to him, are the direct reverse of the wrongs committed against him. I never could detect the shadow of a reason why the color of the skin should impair the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."


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General Oliver Otis Howard and Howard Hall


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Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson


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MW Johnson at Main Gate and Administration Building


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Inabel Burns Lindsay

  • School of Social Work

  • Lindsay worked to establish the school and became its first dean in 1945. She served in this capacity for 22 years. She was a champion for social work, civil rights and social work education for all people.


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School of Social Work (Inabel Burns Lindsay Hall)


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Albert I. Cassell, Architect

Opened in 1938

Founders Library


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Jesse Moorland & Arthur Spingarn


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Carnegie Building


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Alaine Leroy Locke Hall


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Alain Leroy Locke


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Zora Neale Hurston


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Lulu Vere Childers Hall (Fine Arts)


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Lulu Vere Childers w/ portrait by Lois Mailou Jones


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Douglass Memorial Hall


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Mr. President, fellow citizens, why am I called upon to speak, what do I have to do w/ your independence? The blessings in which you enjoy, bequeathed by your fathers …are not enjoyed by me. The 4th of July is yours, not mine. What to the slave is your 4th of July …A day that means gross injustice, a sham, empty promises. The 4th of July is yours, not mine….

Frederick Douglass


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Douglass w/ Lecture Flyer


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Ira Aldridge Theater

  • Home of Many Theatrical Plays


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Ira Aldridge (as Aaron in Titus Andronicus)


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Cramton Auditorium


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Louis C. Cramton


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Courtyard of Tubman Quadrangle


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Harriet Tubman


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Artist’s Renderings w/ Wanted Poster of Tubman


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Artist’s Renderings of Escaped Slaves Heading North


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Sojourner Truth


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Opens 1st school for African American girls

The Liberator News Advertisement

Prudence Crandall


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Signage for Crandall School /now Museum

School in Canterbury, Connecticut


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Phillis Wheatley


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Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall


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First Dean of Women

Founders of AKA

Lucy Diggs Slowe


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Mary McLeod Bethune Annex


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Mary McLeod Bethune


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Sculpture by Robert Berks,1974

I leave you love. I leave you hope. I leave you the challenge of developing confidence in one another. I leave you a thirst for education. I leave you a respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity. I leave you a desire to live harmoniously with your fellow men. I leave you, finally, a responsibility to our young people

Sculpture in Lincoln Park here in DC, a passage from her last will and testament engraved on side


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Charles R. Drew Hall


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Charles R. Drew


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George Washington Carver Hall


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George Washington Carver


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Earnest Everett Just Hall (Biology)


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32 cent Postage Stamp

Ernest Everett Just


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T-shirt Honors Just

Fraternity’s Insignia

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity


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Hatshepsut’s Obelisk (Egypt) and Hadrian’s Column (Rome)


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Winged Victory of Samothrace (Greek)


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Freedmen’s Column, 1989 byRichard Hunt


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Schools and Colleges from which Alumni-Scribes have graduated in Howard’s 143 year history

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Business

  • School of Communications

  • College of Dentistry

  • School of Divinity

  • School of Education

  • College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences

  • Graduate School

  • School of Law

  • College of Medicine

  • College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health

  • School of Social Work


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