Rich in its own history, as well as the history of the land surrounding it, Howard University is always a fan favorite to visit when in the District. Founded in 1867, the university is the alma mater of such notable names as famed actresses (and real life sisters) Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, David Dinkins (first African American mayor of New York City), and Shirley Franklin and Sharon Pratt Kelly, the first female mayors of Atlanta and Washington DC, respectively. Home to five of the nine historically black fraternities and sororities, the campus boasts fun and flashy Greek plots for affiliated members to frequent, while covering the campus in a rich reverence and humbling history that one can only find among the hallowed halls on the hilltop high.
Home to what some can honestly argue is the most famous address in the world, Washington DC certainly takes the cake when it comes to satisfying visitors’ appetites for seeing the sites. A city filled to the brim with stories of a nation’s most basic of beginnings, the “District” preserves the legacies and carries out the dreams of some of the greatest minds and institutions to ever grace this land. That being said, while forever holding true to the lyrics ever-patriotic This Land Is Your Land, Washington DC is a place that was made for you and me, and its treasures are ours to discover…
Words by Kent Olden