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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Exhibit opens at Baltimore City Hall, Feb. 1, 2018

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West North Avenue, Baltimore. Photo: John Muller & William Alston-El

The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Exhibit will be on display at Baltimore City Hall in the north gallery. The exhibit will chronicle Douglass life with special emphasis on his time in Baltimore, involvement the Underground Railroad, Civil War and post 1865. The exhibit will include pictures, maps, quilts, dvds and other state of the art exhibit items honoring one of America’s great iconic figures of the 19th century. One of the primary goals of the project to invite Maryland public, private and charter school students to Baltimore City Hall to tour the exhibit and learn more about Frederick Douglass and his lifelong efforts as an advocate for freedom, justice and equality.

Editor’s Note:

This is the best information we got. Looks like FD’s image is on the cover of the monthly Baltimore magazine give-away distributed at museums and tourist locations. I’ll try to get up there before Feb. 1 and/or gather harder intelligence before this exhibit opens.

Information out of Baltimore is rather unclear in terms of what is being done and who is doing it? The Mayor’s Office? Enoch Pratt? The Maryland Historical Society, located in Baltimore? Morgan State? Johns Hopkins? The city historical society and city college / university? The Fells Point Preservation Society?

We got nothing through the website for Baltimore City government. Not even an event listing. Nothing on the website for the City Council.

Not sure Washington City is any better …


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Baltimore: A Day with Frederick Douglass and Lou Fields (November 18, 2017)


Photo by John Muller. All rights reserved and enforced.

To kick off the Baltimore 2018 Year of Douglass, his bicentennial birthday celebration and the 180th anniversary of his escape, the African American Tourism Council is seeking your support and participation in “A Day with Frederick Douglass” at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum & Park. 

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has confirmed her attendance. The program will start at 10:00am and conclude at 2:00pm.

A Day with Frederick Douglass” begins with the Frederick Douglass Path to Freedom Walking Tour in historic Fell’s Point. The walking tour will begin at 10:00AM at Broadway & Thames near the water taxi.

At the conclusion of the walking tour participants and the general public are invited to a Discussion with Frederick Douglass at the Douglass Myers Museum at 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD.

The walking tour fee is reduced to $10.00 per person for all attendees, includes admission to the Douglass discussion, admission to the museum without the walking tour is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children (6-17), children under 6 are free.

Frederick Douglass books will be on sale.

During the discussion Frederick Douglass will be portrayed by Mr. Nathan Richardson, artist, poet, historian and interpreter.

Sponsors and supporters include Visit Baltimore, Maryland Commission of Civil Rights, Baltimore Heritage, AFSCME Council 67 and the Maryland Office of Tourism Department.


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WATCH: Fells Point Walking Tour w/ Lou Fields

Fells Point Walking Tour Frederick Douglass lived as a slave from 1826 to 1838 in Fells Point. Mr. Fields talked about Mr. Douglass’ life at that time and the related sites.

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