Congressman John R. Lewis to Deliver 148th Opening Convocation Address at Howard University

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Opening Convocation at Howard University is a time-honored tradition

The Opening Convocation at Howard is a time-honored tradition, officially signaling the start of the academic year. The ceremony is a welcoming event for new students and an opportunity to recognize recent achievements at the University.


  •     Wayne A. I. Frederick, President Howard University
  •     The Honorable John Lewis, U.S. representative Fifth Congressional District of Georgia

WHAT:     Howard University 148th Opening Convocation Address        

WHEN:    September 25, 2015
        11:00 AM EST [Media Check-In Begins at 10:30 AM]

WHERE:    Howard University
        Cramton Auditorium
        2455 6th Street, Northwest
        Washington, DC 20001

Note to Media: Media registration is required for the 148th Opening Convocation. For details contact Anthony Owens at 202.870.9208 or Anthony.owens(at)howard(dot)edu.

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. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 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, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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