The noted abolitionist was a member of the Howard Board of Trustees during the period 1870-1876.
Rev. Henry Highland Garnet22
The Rev. Garnet was a member of the Howard Board of Trustees during the period 1867-1869. He was the first African American elected to the Board.
John Mercer Langston23
During 1868-1875, John Mercer Langston was a Professor of Law in the Howard University Law Department. He served as the Departments Dean during the years 1870-1875. From 1873 to 1875, Langston was the Universitys Vice President and Acting President. He was one of the Universitys earliest African American faculty members and executive-level officials.