Howard has been at the center of Washington DC’s Black culture for over a century. It lists the likes of Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Toni Morrison, and Thurgood Marshall among alumni. More recently, Howard has been in the headlines as newsmakers including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Phalisha Rashad joined the faculty.
There is much to celebrate as Homecoming starts this weekend, which is back in person. Alumni, celebrities and those just there for the vibe will be descending upon the nation’s capital for the football game, yard fest, step show, and more. Howard’s Homecoming is unrivaled (ok, I am biased), but it is the most googled. With all this excitement, I polled students past and present to get their tips on what not to miss in DC.