In November 1866 shortly after the Civil War, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African –American clergyman..
Flexner caused the closure of the 5 of the 7 black medical schools. The medical curriculum at the time required only three years in length and the pharmacy program two years.
Dr. Charles Purvis was a faculty member at Howard’s Medical department. Dr. Purvis is reported as the first African-American graduate of Case Western University School of Medicine. He then became the assistant surgeon in the Freedman’s Hospital in Washington, DC. The development and present position of the medical school at Howard University is due to Dr. Purvis’ involvement.
The hospital remained under Federal control (War Department, Freedman’s Bureau, Interior Department, Federal Security Agency and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare) until 1967 when it was transferred to Howard University.
Moorland Spingarn is the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent.
This building was initially the Freedman Hospital that served the African-American community in Washington, DC for more than a century, 112 years. Established in 1862 after the Civil War, it became a teaching hospital for Howard University Medical School. It was later used as a hospital for the community and managed by the University. Since that time, the University has acquired a modern building for its hospital . The Freedman building also has a permanent museum located at the University Hospital which is devoted to the history of medical education and health care at the University.
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Howard University was established in 1867 ( after the Civil War) Why was the University established? As a result of the Freedman’s Bureau and the goal of the Bureau to address the challenges of the recently freed slaves. Commissioner of the Freedman Bureau at the time: General Oliver Otis Howard
<ul><li>What was the Freedman’s Bureau? </li></ul><ul><li>Established to address the needs of those distressed individuals from the American Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Aided former slaves through education, health care and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Initially the thought was to establish a theological school for the training of African-American ministers, especially for the South and Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Its existence was initially for one year per President Abraham Lincoln. </li></ul><ul><li>Disbanded in 1868 under President Andrew Johnson successor to President Lincoln </li></ul>
The charter for Howard University was to incorporate the following departments: Normal and Preparatory , collegiate, theological, medicine, law and agriculture May 1, 1867 Howard University opened with five students
From Howard’s founding in the 1860’s until the 1960’s, Howard University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN trained most of the African-American Physicians in the nation. In 1910, the Flexner Report set new and higher standards for the training of physicians based on the John s Hopkins University model of medical education.
Howard’ University’s Role in American History First African American Rhodes Scholar Alain Locke also instrumental in the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance First African American Nobel Peace Prize Ralph Bunche First African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall Current Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian Fenty Graduate of the Howard University School of Law
Howard University Notables Dr. Sarah Garland Jones, Class of 1893, first African-American and female to receive certification to practice medicine by the Virginia State Board of Medicine. Both her and husband started a hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Hospital evolved to the Richmond Community Hospital. President James A. Garfield was shot at Washington’s Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station on July 2, 1881. Dr. Charles Purvis treated the President at the scene. President Garfield died from his wounds 81 days later and became the second US President to be assassinated.
In 1863 the Hospital ‘s name was changed to Freedman’s Hospital; In 1869 the name was changed to Freedmen’s hospital
The above Founder’s Building is home to the Founder’s Library and the Moorland Spingarn Research Center. It is a National Historic Landmark
This building is the Freedmen Building which is home to the John H. Johnson School of Communication.
The University has 15 past Presidents with the first one named Charles B. Boynton Our current 16 th President is Dr. Sidney Ribeau
Fraternities and sororities founded at Howard University: Alpha Kappa Alpha (1908) Omega Psi Phi (1911) Delta Sigma Theta (1913) Phi Beta Sigma (1914) Zeta Phi Beta (1920)
Why Should I Consider Howard to further my Education?