Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration
Born into slavery in Talbot County, MD sometime during 1818, Frederick Douglass grew to be an author, abolitionist, social reformer, and the first African American to hold a high U.S. government rank. His achievements still resound today throughout Maryland and the the country today. During the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration (a state-wide, yearlong event), celebrate the life and times of the first African American to gain international prominence as a social crusader throughout 2018.
Check out the short video below with Chanel Compton – Executive Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum – a peek into all the great events happening throughout the year to celebrate Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday.
Home to the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the State’s official museum of African American heritage, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a must stop on your travels featuring a host of events throughout the year.
For a full list of events going on throughout the year, head over to VisitAnnapolis.org.
Videography courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image