Was Frederick Douglas involved in the Harpers Ferry Raid?

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Frederick Douglas had known John Brown for some time before the Harpers Ferry Raid. The had recently met in Detroit and then again in Chambersburg Pennsylvania just before the raid. It would appear that Douglas at the very least had general knowledge about the upcoming raid.

Would his pre knowledge of the raid have made Douglas a criminal? One could argue that in the modern view Douglas could be a co conspirator. Did Douglas commit a crime and should of he been tried?
 
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