The Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road Project is delighted to announce the upcoming placement of our 25th  Bench and Historic Plaque, commemorating the distinguished history of Howard University. Founded in 1867, Howard University has continued to enrich the lives of generations of African Americans for over 150 years, and has become a hallmark of Black education and culture in the United States. Under the leadership of its many presidents, from Mordecai Wyatt Johnson to Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard has taught, trained, and produced the likes of Thurgood Marshall and Oliver Hill, who under the tutelage of Charles Hamilton Houston, the Vice Dean and then Dean of the Howard Law School from 1929 to 1935, were trained to dismantle decades of Jim Crow legislation; prominent and influential Sociologist E. Franklin Frazier, for whom The E. Franklin Frazier Center for Social Work Research was named; current United States Senator from California and 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary candidate Kamala Harris and of course, 1993 Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison!

Please join us on Friday, April 5th, at 1:00 PM at the Ira Aldridge Theater, located at 2445 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059 for the 25th Bench by the Road unveiling.

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