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Noted Orator and Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass served on the Board of Trustees of Howard University from 1871 to 1895.
Other Noted Facts:
Douglass published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave in 1845.
Douglass also founded “The North Star,” an abolitionist newspaper.
Douglass was an outspoken supporter of women's rights. He attended the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
Douglass was the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872.
Douglass first biography was published by noted historian Benjamin Quarles in 1948 titled Frederick Douglass