Remembering fallen alumni.

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., M.D. ’52, who was an icon of Howard University and the medical community, died in May 2019.

The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a powerhouse voice for the unheard, and servant leader died in October 2019.

Toni Morrison

Alumna Toni Morrison passed away on Aug. 5, 2019. She was 88 years old.

Dr. Frances C. Young, B.S. ’49, D.D.S. ’58, died on April 13, 2018. Following her graduation, she served as a dental officer with the District of Columbia government and was appointed by Mayor...

Marjorie Gilliam Chew, B.A. ’50, died on Aug. 12, 2019. Following her graduation, she was committed to social and community-based groups. She was a member of the Philadelphia chapter of Jack and...

Carolyn O. Williams, B.A. ’63, M. A. ’72, died in July 2019. While at Howard, she was a senior mentor and a member of the Homecoming Steering Committee, history club and Kappa Sigma Debate...


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