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Video: Frederick Douglass & Wye House at the University of Maryland Hornbake Library (2016)


A nine-year archaeological dig at the site of a plantation where abolitionist Frederick Douglass once lived culminated in an exhibit at the University of Maryland’s Hornbake Library.

The exhibit showcases artifacts that shed light on the life and culture of Wye House, a former plantation near Easton, Maryland where Douglass spent two years as an enslaved child. Professor Mark Leone of the university’s Department of Anthropology co-curated the exhibit with his current and former graduate students

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The Hill Community Project [Sat., July 7, 2:15pm @ Easton Branch of Talbot County Free Library]

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For more information on this project led by University of Maryland Professor Mark Leone please see the below links.

People of Wye House

Frederick Douglass and Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland

In Easton, archaeologists hope to uncover earliest free African-American settlement,” Baltimore Sun, July 25, 2013

 

 

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Mid-Shore History: Frederick Douglass and Wye House with Richard Tilghman (Talbot Spy)

Punching above its weight class, the Talbot Spy is an online news publication covering history, culture and politics of the Shore. Publisher Dave Wheelan recently posted an interview with Richard Tilghman, descendant of Governor Edward Lloyd IV and owner of the Wye House.

Mr. Tilghman shares his family history which is inextricably and eternally linked with the family history of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass.

In recent years Mr. Tilghman and his family have opened the grounds of Wye House to a team of archaeology students from the University of Maryland, led by Prof. Mark Leone.

For more info on the archaeology project visit HERE.

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Editor’s Note:

We’ve recently made contact with Mr. Dave Wheelan of the Talbot Spy and hope to connect sometime in the near future for a tour of Cedar Hill.

 

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