TikTokers’ Discovery at Howard University
In Washington D.C., a group of TikTokers breached the old site of Howard University’s School of Divinity, Benjamin E. Mays Hall, stumbling upon a trove of abandoned treasures.
The explorers, documenting their actions on social media, found discarded books, statues, and outdated technological artifacts within the archives.
Abandoned Archives and Time Capsule
The former department’s relocation in 2015 saw the abandonment of valuable materials. Rather than transferring everything to the new campus, the building was boarded up, leaving behind an intriguing collection.
The TikTokers uncovered books dating back to the 1860s, antique computers, and telephones from the 1980s and 90s.
University’s Reaction and Accusations
Howard University, disapproving of the trespassing incident, condemned the actions of the group, labeling it as a clear case of trespassing.
Despite the transfer of essential educational content during the relocation, remaining possessions continued to be stored at Mays Hall, attracting unwanted attention.
Response and Security Measures
Following the break-in, Howard University’s Department of Public Safety plans to heighten security patrols at the site.
The institution expressed concern about sacred campus boundaries being violated and vowed to secure the building against unlawful access, assuring the safety of the School of Divinity’s archival materials.
Rev. Kenyatta Gilbert, Dean of the School of Divinity, emphasized the seriousness of the trespassing incident and assured steps to safeguard the valuable archives.
The University’s DPS has initiated an investigation into the matter to address the breach and ensure the protection of historical assets.
The break-in at Howard University’s former School of Divinity, led by TikTokers, has ignited controversy.
The discovery of abandoned archives from the school’s relocation years ago prompted accusations of trespassing, leading to an increased focus on campus security and measures to safeguard historical materials.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn