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豪沃大学是根据奥力佛.豪沃少将的名字所命名的

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豪沃大学 (Howard University) 于18661120日成立了

18661120日,有10位华盛顿特区「第一国会社团」 (First Congressional Association) 的成员聚集在一场教会活动里。那天晚上,他们决定创建一所负责训练非裔美籍传教士的神学院。在1867年早期,这些创立者进一步扩大他们的理念,决定增加文学与艺术学院,并扩大创建一所大学。为了纪念奥力佛.豪沃 (Oliver O. Howard) ,这所学校将以他的名字来命名。豪沃是一位内战英雄,同时也曾担任或美国自由民局 (Freedman Bureau) 的局长,这个单位是美国政府在1865年所设立,主要目的是对那些获得自由的黑人提供协助。豪沃也是华盛顿当地这类组织的创始人之一。


On November 20, 1866, 10 members of the First Congregational Society of Washington, D.C., gathered for a missionary meeting. That evening, they decided to establish a seminary for the training of African American preachers. By early 1867, the founders had broadened their mission to include a liberal arts college and university. They decided to name the university for Major General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero and Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, a U.S. government agency established in 1865 to aid freed blacks. Howard was also one of the early founders of the institution in Washington.

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