Howard College grows

According to the June 1, 1844, issue of The Alabama Baptist, the theological department of Howard College reported it had successfully opened with six students and more on the way. The school’s board of directors resolved to ask “churches and brethren” to help defray the cost of needy students. The resolution said that “friends be earnestly and affectionately asked to aid in this cause by early donations.”

In addition to the opening of the theological department, Howard College continued to expand its curriculum by beginning a summer school for teachers. In order to provide for the extension of teachers’ certificates, Howard College established a Department of Education with the opening of its first summer school June 7, 1915. The school for teachers was run in conjunction with the summer school for college students. (TAB)


Howard’s first summer school students gather for a photo. Photo courtesy of Special Collection, Samford University Library, Birmingham, Alabama


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