From 1974 to the present, the Howard University Press has published books in such diverse fields as literature, history, education, communications, political science, social science, physical science, religion and medicine.22  As the first University press operated by a historically Black college or university in the United States, the Howard University Press continues to fulfill its primary mission of giving "…priority to publishing books and journals that serve to increase the general knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the contributions and interests of African Americans, of other U.S. minorities, and of Black people throughout the world."23












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