WASHINGTON, D.C. — In honor of Black History Month, Howard University’s Instagram account is “fading to Black.” On the page, @howard1867, 100 percent of the content posted will be in black and white, reflecting the Black and White division of society. Subtracting color, the black and white images allows the eye to focus on the messages conveyed in the images.
When you scroll down the page to the beginning of the black and white section, you are greeted with 3 images that read “Blackout for Black History,” with the message “Happy Black History Month. For the month of February, we are “blacking out” for Black History… As our mission states—’Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students,’—and this month, especially, we celebrate Black History.”
The University’s primary social media pages @HowardU on Twitter/Facebook, will feature Black history images associated with the impactful history of Howard University. From Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, the first African American president of Howard University; to Roberta Flack, an urban singer, songwriter and Grammy award-winning musician; Howard University social media is especially celebrating historic members of the University’s community who have made an indelible mark in time during the month of February.
This Black History Month, join Howard University in honoring current and historic members of the community who have paved the way for Black excellence today. Visit Howard University’s social media pages to learn more about Howard University history, news, events, and our students, who are legends in the making.
By: Ma’at Sargeant, OUC Intern
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University visit www.howard.edu.