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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 58: beginning of Howard University (search)
There were various other schools, as we know, in the United States which had been long in existence, preparing colored teachers, physicians, ministers, lawyers, and others for the coming needs of the new citizens-notably Oberlin College; Wilberforce University, of Xenia, O.; Berea Academy, Ky.; The Theological Institute (Baptist) at Washington, D. C., and Ashmun Institute at Oxford, Pa. The institute also for colored youth in Philadelphia, founded in 1837 by the bequest of a Friend, Richard Humphreys, was designed to teach agriculture and mechanical arts, and prepare teachers for their profession. By other gifts, and by the help of benevolent and friendly associations, this institute had come, in 1866, to have a capacity for three hundred (300) pupils; it was fairly endowed and doing well, giving excellent results. Its teachers were all colored persons. It had that year 48 graduates, 31 of whom became teachers. Still, notwithstanding these sources of supply, the need for more t
Howard, Rowland B. (brother), I, 41, 71, 81, 119, 390, 443; II, 555. Howard, Rowland B. (father), I, 4, 11. Howard, Seth, I, 3, 4, 7, 20. Howard, Stillman, I, 16. Howard University, II, 390-401. Howard University, President of, II, 452-455. Howe, Albion P., I, 382, 383. Howland, William C., II, 571, 572. Hubbard, George H., I, 472. Hubbard, Thomas H., I, 43. Huger, Benjamin, 1, 231. Hughes, H. Y., II, 587. Humphreys, Andrew A., I, 342,343, 425, 449. Humphreys, Richard, II, 394. Hunt, Henry J., I, 320, 323, 348, 352, 381, 422, 425, 435. Hunter, David, I, 145, 149, 152-154, 157, 158, 181, 201; II, 168. Hurlbut, Stephen A., II, 188, 216. Hutchinson Family, I, 201. Indians, in the Northwest, II, 474-484. Ingalls, Rufus, II, 479. Irwin, William H., I, 299, 300. Iverson, Alfred, I, 416; II, 55. Jackson, C. Feger, I, 335. Jackson, Huntington W., I, 522. Jackson, J. W., I, 104. Jackson, Thos. J. (Stonewall), I, 151, 156,