Archive for January 9th, 2019

“LOST HISTORY: Frederick Douglass in Caroline County, Maryland” [Sat., February 9, 2019 – 1:30 PM @ Caroline County Central Library – Denton]

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LOST HISTORY:
Frederick Douglass in Caroline County, Maryland

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

** CAROLINE COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY – DENTON **
100 MARKET STREET
DENTON, MARYLAND 21629

In recognition of the consequential Eastern Shore history of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, a special presentation will be made on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Caroline County Central Library in Historic Denton, Maryland detailing a previously unknown visit Douglass made to Caroline County in the fall of 1883.

With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial being celebrated and recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his life can often be overlooked. Based in Washington, D.C., local historian John Muller made headlines in the Star Democrat last September introducing and presenting research detailing previously unknown visits Douglass made to Cambridge in Dorchester County.

The subject of biographies and focus of manuscripts for generations, including Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years by Eastern Shore historian Dickson J. Preston, the fuller and more complete story of Dr. Douglass on the Shore has yet to be told.

Join local history enthusiasts and community leaders for a debut presentation detailing a previously unknown high-profile visit Dr. Douglass made to Denton, Maryland, arriving by train, escorted through town by a brass band from Centreville, speaking at the old county courthouse and departing by boat.

Following the presentation will be a Q&A.

Featured Presenters

Denton Town Councilwoman Doncella Wilson, a native of Queen Anne’s County, will offer introductory remarks. Wilson is the founder of the FireFlies Denton, a community-based organization that recognizes outstanding youth and advocates, and serves in a variety of leadership roles and advocacy positions.

John Muller is the author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013) and is at work on Lost History: Frederick Douglass and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He will be presenting “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland” at the Washington County Central Library in Hagerstown February 12, 2019 and “Lost History: Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore” at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore on February 28, 2019.

Invited Elected Officials, Community Leaders and Organizations

Invitations will be extended to Denton Mayor Abigail W. McNinch, members of the Denton Town Council, Caroline County Historical Society, Ridgley Historical Society, Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture, Caroline County Office of Tourism, Caroline County Commissioners, elected officials within the Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Assembly representing Caroline County, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, University of Maryland-College Park, Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Dean of the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Maryland Humanities Council, National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, members of the Douglass and Bailey Family and others.

CONTACT:

Tara Hill-Coursey
North County Branch Manager
thill-coursey@carolib.org / 410.482.2173

Caroline County Central Library – Denton

The Caroline County Central Library is located in downtown Denton at First and Market Street. The library is easily accessible by car from Easton, Cambridge, Baltimore and Washington, D.C with a parking lot behind the library and available street parking throughout Denton.

Denton, Maryland is the county seat of Caroline County, Maryland and includes stops on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

For more information on the program and/or directions please call 410.479.1343 or visit http://www.carolib.org/.

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President Signs Frederick Douglass Act Into Law; H.R.2200 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Robert J. Benz at (702) 523-4845, rbenz@fdfi.org

President Signs Frederick Douglass Act Into Law Underscoring the Importance of Human Trafficking Prevention

(January 9, 2019, Atlanta, GA) Yesterday, President Trump signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act.

This bill is the fifth reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 with previous versions passed in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2013. The Frederick Douglass Act, however, is the first to highlight the increasing relevance of prevention in the fight to end human trafficking by including the strategy within the legislation’s title.

“Unless we reduce the vulnerability of children to this crime, the number of new victims will continue to rise,” said Ashlie Bryant, Co-Founder, CEO & President, 3Strands Global Foundation. “In this bill, human trafficking prevention education is recognized as a critical asset to our anti-trafficking efforts.”

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives reflects, “If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery. My family sends a special thanks to Representative Christopher Smith from New Jersey, the entire U.S. Congress and the President for permitting the Douglass legacy to do just that.”

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) is an Abolitionist organization co-founded by direct descendants of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.

Our mission: To Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.

FDFI has been a leader in implementing human trafficking prevention education curricula in classrooms nationally since 2007. To learn more about human trafficking prevention education, go to www.PROTECTnow.org and www.FDFI.org.

In freedom,
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

http://www.fdfi.org
http://www.fd2018.org

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Enhancing the Narrative of DC Public Schools: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop [Sat, January 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Image may contain: 1 person, textJoin us at Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives and help to improve and create Wikipedia articles about the history of public education in the District of Columbia. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, as training will be provided. Reference materials from the Sumner Archives will be readily available.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own.

Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org

REGISTER HERE!

Location

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives [corner of 17th & M]

1201 17th Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

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