By: Ashley Tillery

Even though the month of February is over, Black History never ceases to exist. March 2, 2017 marked Howard’s Sesquicentennial Year! Yes, Howard University is celebrating their 150th anniversary! Thanks to the 17th president, Andrew Johnson, Howard was approved as a chartered university.

Opening their educational doors on March 2, 1867, Howard University is known as a historically black university in Washington, D.C. It has opened many doors for prestigious, well-respected artists and notable individuals, such as Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Debbie Allen, Taraji P. Henson, Thurgood Marshall, Phylicia Rashad, and so many more! Living by their motto, Truth & Service, Howard University will always be known as a place to gain wonderful opportunities and endless success!

In honor of HU’s Charter Day, Howard University’s Instagram post says it all!

“Perhaps this is where you met your forever love, or discovered your life’s passion. Over the past 150 years, #HowardU has been a beacon of hope for generations of people seeking better opportunities for themselves and our communities here in America and abroad. Always dedicated to excellence in Truth & Service, The Time Is Always Now! Happy #HUCharterDay Bison #HowardU150”

Congrats to Howard University for this tremendous milestone! To many more years!