Howard University's Jamaicans

Author: 
S. Egerton Loftman
Date Published: 
1946-04-30
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
8

HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington D. C.—Within the past four decades, many of Jamaica's sons and daughters, filled with a driving ego, have left their native land, relatives and friends to enter the institution which today is one of the greatest Negro institutions in the world, Howard University.

Founded in 1867 by a group of educational pioneers headed by Major General Oliver Otis Howard, this internationally famous university has been an asylum for many Jamaicans who realizing their ability to go forward, did not possess the means whereby they could enter the more expensive and costly English Universities.

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ON THE FIELD OF SPORTS

From time to time, the boys organize themselves into groups and play soccer (football) in preparation for their big game against their sister colony Trinidad during the spring term.