I will forever regret not attending Howard University after my acceptance in 2010 and eventually attending a PWI. So many notable alumni, culture and technology was birthed in these DC stomping grounds.

VIA National Public Radio:

Before Thurgood Marshall became the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court …

Before Toni Morrison became a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Nobel laureate …

Before Kamala Harris was elected to the United States Senate …

They were all students at Howard University. They roamed The Yard in between classes, they studied in Founders Library. Whether they knew it or not, these students would become part of Howard’s history as a jewel of African-American education and culture.

The Washington, D.C., campus is ranked at or near the top of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

This week, Howard celebrated its 150th anniversary. The celebration came in a tumultuous week in which HBCU presidents came to Washington to meet with President Trump.

NPR Ed visited the campus to talk to students about Howard’s history, and what going to school there means to them.NPR: As Howard University Turns 150, Students Find Inspiration In Its History