The significance of history to individuals was demonstrated by the worldwide popularity of Alex Haley’s book, Roots. People around the world have shown an increased interest in genealogy and have attained a sense of dignity and pride in their being. They have acquired a sense of direction in their life pursuits.
We invite you to explore our rich history as told through the eyes of Roy Clifford Darlington, first black in the United States to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in pharmacy.
Roy Darlington was the first chairman of the Department of Pharmacy and served as dean of and associate dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy. He also contributed to scientific and professional literature by publication of his research findings. Two of the books are Prescription Pharmacy, and the Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs (through five editions).