Archive for April 18th, 2012

Marshal Douglass visits his former master, June 1877

Life is funny, huh man?

In June 1877, Marshal Douglass visited his former master, Captain Thomas Auld on his death bed in St. Michael’s, Talbot County, Maryland. The visit was reported in papers throughout the country.

The Baltimore Sun, June 19, 1877

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“Neither newspapers nor preachers…”

“Neither newspapers nor preachers ever found entrance into the privacy of the family of Frederick Douglass,” wrote Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, the granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, in 1933 in the Baltimore Afro-American.

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