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Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly (1944- ) •
Sharon Pratt Kelly, first African American woman mayor a major American city, Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. degree in political science from Howard University in 1965 and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in 1968. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 - August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label in the 1960s. Edwards created the Motown Museum, Hitsville, U.S.A., by preserving the label's Detroit studio. She also served as President of the Motown Museum. She graduated from Howard University.
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Howard University Bison. In 1866, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the concept expanded to include a provision for establishing a University. Within two years, the new institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero who was both a founder of the University and, at the same time, commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau.