November 2011
History Quiz

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s quiz. Congratulations to Gregory Lawson, who answered both questions correctly.

Frederick Douglass served on the Howard University Board of Trustees from 1871 to 1895.

Seven students from Korea traveled to the U.S. to attend Howard University in 1895.

Now it's your turn to test your knowledge. The first five people to respond correctly to the following questions will receive a copy of Dorothy Height’s book Living with Purpose. Remember, both answers must be correct to qualify. Please send your response to This year’s history quiz questions will be provided by Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.

  • Can you name the three official convocations (formal ceremonies) that take place at Howard University during each academic year?
  • Can you identify two buildings on Howard’s campus that are named after U.S. congressmen?

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