Frederick (Bailey) Douglass may have self-identified as an Eastern Shoreman and came of age in Baltimore City but on several occasions he visited and spoke in the mountains of Western Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
Join local history enthusiasts and community leaders for a presentation detailing a previously unknown high-profile visit Dr. Douglass made to Cumberland, Maryland, arriving by train, escorted through town by a large procession and speaking at the old fairgrounds in company of local AME pastors, politicians and community leaders.
Douglassonian historians John Muller and Justin McNeil will detail the visits of Frederick Douglass to Cumberland and Frostburg, as well as share insights into his relationship with Cumberland-based Governor Lloyd Lowndes, as well as other political and community leaders in Allegany County. Learn about the unknown connections of Douglass and students at Storer College from Frostburg.
In December Muller and McNeil presented, “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State” at WVU Potomac State College in nearby Keyser, West Virginia in Mineral County.
Following the presentation will be a Q&A.