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Howard University Garden Party - circa early 1930s

Group of African American college students in long formal dresses posing on a lawn in front of Howard University buildings at a sorority garden party. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

AFFRILACHIANS | The term Affrilachian, coined in the early 1990's by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker sought to recognize people who are both African American and Appalachian, and to recover the multiracial identify of the region. The people of the southern mountains were, from early settlement days, a community of white, Native American, and African American families. Photo: AME Zion Congregation (courtesy of Hunter Library Special Collections, WCU)

CultureSOUL: The Affrilachians c. late From original poster: “ “The term Affrilachian, coined in the early by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker sought to recognize people who are both.

Charles Hamilton Houston - Forgotten Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Charles Hamilton Houston (September 1895 – April was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role.

Students @ Howard University, 1946 african american/black women

Students @ Howard University, 1946 african american/black women>>> I'm trying to figure out what building that is in the background.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded #OnThisDay in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Miner Hall. Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first and oldest sorority for African American women was incorporated on January 29, 1913. The sorority’s Mississippi Health Project of the 1930s and 1940s earned recognition as the first mobile health clinic in the U.S. providing health and dental care to rural African Americans.   Prominent members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa…

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded #OnThisDay in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Miner Hall. Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first and oldest sorority for African American women was incorporated on January 29, 1913. The sorority’s Mississippi Health Project of the 1930s and 1940s earned recognition as the first mobile health clinic in the U.S. providing health and dental care to rural African Americans. Prominent members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa…

ahmadjulian:  Delta Sigma Theta Pyramid Pledges, Wilberforce University, 1960 (via Divine 9 by Lawrence C. Ross)

ahmadjulian: Delta Sigma Theta Pyramid Pledges, Wilberforce University, 1960 (via Divine 9 by Lawrence C.

Drama in the Stands at a 1940's Howard University Homecoming Game [photo from LIFE.com]  There is some exquisite old-school side-eye going on in the front row... and the woman between the target and the one slinging it is doing her best to disappear into thin air. [Can't locate the original; maybe it did not actually run in the magazine? It wasn't printed in the Nov 1946 photo essay on Howard.]

Drama in the Stands at a 1940's Howard University Homecoming Game [photo from LIFE.com] There is some exquisite old-school side-eye going on in the front row... and the woman between the target and the one slinging it is doing her best to disappear into thin air. [Can't locate the original; maybe it did not actually run in the magazine? It wasn't printed in the Nov 1946 photo essay on Howard.]

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