Interview with Charles Epps

Dean Epps tell me again about when you first came to Howard and about the school as an institution of excellence, the leaders of the people who were there, well respected teachers.


Well, when I came to Howard in 1947, it, ah, there were many, ah, outstanding people there on the faculty and, ah, to name just a few, in medicine there was Charles Drew in the School of Law there was James Nabrit who had been one of the leaders who had helped draft the, ah, ah, famous, ah, very important civil rights legislation. In the undergraduate school there was Frank Snowden who was in classics, John Hope Franklin in history, Sterling Brown in English, Lloyd Ferguson in chemistry, Herman Branson in physics. These were all people who had national reputations. They were eminently qualified in their own fields.