How’d Frederick Douglass spend Independence Day 1873? He attended a meeting of the Howard University Board of Trustees with General O.O. Howard.

On July 4th, 1873 General Oliver Otis Howard and Frederick Douglass were the only two people who showed at 126th meeting of the Howard University Board of Trustees. With no quorum the meeting was adjourned, with a meeting at the same place and time scheduled for the next day, July 5th.

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