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Douglassonian muralist Michael Rosato paints new Harriet Tubman mural in Cambridge City (Dorchester County, Eastern Shore Maryland)

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Love and respect to our dear friends Mr. Jarmon & Mr. Pinder uplifting history across the bridge in Cambridge City.

Mr. Michael Rosato is a Douglassonian muralist. His work in East New Market (Dorchester County, Maryland) is one of the most honorific and dignified murals of Dr. Frederick Douglass that can be found throughout the four corners of the world.

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We are so excited to see this new mural of Harriet Tubman coming to life! The mural is on the exterior of the Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center in downtown Cambridge, Maryland. Nationally known muralist Michael Rosato, who lives here in Dorchester County, where Tubman was born, calls this work “Take My Hand,” which shows her “reaching through the wall as if beckoning the viewer to take her hand and join her on a journey to freedom…”

Stop by the museum at 424 Race Street to watch the progress on the mural over the next few weeks. We’ll also be posting updates here!

Thanks to Fishing Creek Barber & Honey Bee Trading for capturing this photo and letting us share it. (This lovely shop and barber shop is located a few steps from the mural, so stop in and check it out.)

[Courtesy of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway]

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Vivid mural of Frederick Douglass in East New Market, Maryland by Michael Rosato one of the most unique Douglass murals anywhere

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All photos by Honorable William Alston-El. Copyright strictly enforced online and offline.


On my first visit to East New Market, Maryland, a community founded in the 1600s, I noticed a startling sight … a vivid mural of Dr. Frederick Douglass arriving in town, apparently alighting from either a carriage or train with a bag clutched in his right hand and a walking cane in his left.

As I’ve slowly documented Douglass murals in Washington City, Baltimore and Rochester over the past year or so I was struck by this mural for its crispness and unique street scene setting.

Most Douglass murals have a singular portrait focus, with an occasional accompanying of Cedar Hill or other accompanying portraits.

This Douglass mural by Cambridge, Maryland-based Michael Rosato I dare say rivals Aniekan Udofia’s stately and honorific mural of Dr. Douglass at the corner of 16th & W Street SE in Old Anacostia.

I do not know Mr. Rosato but in exploring the Eastern Shore in recent months I have come to recognize and deeply respect his artwork.

Thank you East New Market and Mr. Rosato for this wonderful Douglass mural, one of the most distinctive and respectful I have seen anywhere.

JM


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