With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his consequential life has been largely overlooked in the state of Maryland and his native Eastern Shore.
Join historian and author John Muller, the leading international expert on Frederick Douglass, as well as the lost and unknown history on the Eastern Shore, for a special walking tour, “Frederick Douglass in Cambridge,” which will share the importance of two visits Dr. Douglass made to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878.
The tour will begin at Long Wharf, where Douglass arrived in Cambridge, and proceed up High Street past the Courthouse and Christ Episcopal Church. Stopping at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church and then proceeding down Pine Street to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where Douglass addressed a multi-racial gathering including members of the Lloyd family, the tour will interweave the local history of Patty Cannon, Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, Professor John Mercer Langston, Governor Henry Lloyd, Rev. Henry Augustus Monroe and others.
The tour will formally conclude in front of Bethel AME Church on the historic Pine Street, home of fraternal organizations and communal life for elders of Cambridge’s Black American community.