It’s time for another HBCU Know! This morning, we’re heading to Dillard University to celebrate the incomparable John Wesley Edward Bowen Sr.!
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Bowen was a college and university educator and among the first black men to ever earn a Ph.D. He was a multifaceted instructor who taught Greek, Latin, Church history, Hebrew and more. Prior to educating, he served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was a relentless advocate for equal rights.
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Born a slave, his accomplishments prove that it’s not about where you start…it’s where you finish!
Dillard University is located in New Orleans, LA and was established in 1869. DU is a private four-year liberal arts and faith based-college. It was the first historically black university with a sound architectural plan. Other notable alumni from the University include actor Garrett Morris, Judge Carl Stewart, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown.
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