This course explores the local history of Frederick Douglass through the Delmarva Peninsula with special emphasis on Cecil County, Maryland.
Class will offer an introduction to the biography of Frederick Douglass, one of the foremost leaders in the American Abolitionist Movement during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods of the 19th century. Discussions include the extensive travels and visits of Douglass throughout the Delmarva from Salisbury in Wicomico County to Centreville in Queen Anne’s County to Rising Sun in Cecil County.
Topics include consequential visits, connections and influences, religious communities, political and educational leaders, local history, slavery, American
Abolitionist Movement, African American communities in the 19th century, and
development of the transportation infrastructure in Cecil County.
Lecture will be held from 9am – 1pm.
Lunch in Port Deposit from 1:30 – 2:30pm.
Followed by walking tour of Port Deposit.
Students must be physically able to do walking tour for full two hours
1 session, 6.5 hours
$69 persons under 60. $25 MD residents
over 60 (GZH620). $5 Senior Network
Sec# Day Dates Times Location
01D S 3/7 9-1p PE E221
01D* S 3/7 2:30-4:30p Offsite
*01D – Tour of Port Deposit
Spring 2020 Course Schedule: PDF