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Howard University: The First Hundred Years 1867-1967 Rayford W. Logan

Howard University: The First Hundred Years 1867-1967

Rayford W. Logan

Published August 25th 2004
ISBN : 9780814702635
Hardcover
658 pages
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When Rayford W. Logan s astute history of Howard University appeared in 1969, Logan was in a unique position to analyze one of the nation s most prominent African American colleges. He had recently completed nearly thirty years at Howard as a historyMoreWhen Rayford W. Logan s astute history of Howard University appeared in 1969, Logan was in a unique position to analyze one of the nation s most prominent African American colleges. He had recently completed nearly thirty years at Howard as a history professor, living and teaching through almost a third of the school s first century.Drawing from his own knowledge and university documents, Logan traced Howard s chronology from 1866, when it was conceived as a theological seminary for African American ministers, to the increasingly successful, and in Logan s words, cosmopolitan, institution of the 1960s. Logan detailed university milestones, including Howard s founding by an act of Congress in 1867 and the election of Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson, the university s first black president, in 1926, as well as the accomplishments of Howard graduates. More than thirty years after its first publication, Logan s engaging account is essential for a thorough understanding of Howard, and its place in the legacy of historically black universities.