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Frederick Douglass Day

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Frederick Douglass Honor Society, the Town of Easton and Talbot County Free Library invite you to join in celebration of the life and legacy of Talbot County native Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s most prominent figures in African-American and United States history.  An abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman, women’s suffragist and reformer, Douglass was a firm believer in equality for all people and was fond of saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

The celebration will be held in downtown Easton (Dover, West, Glenwood & Federal Sts.) and features a variety of activities to educate and inspire the community and visitors about Douglass and how his writings continue to influence and share our future.

2018 Guest Speaker: Dr. Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University and Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Spencer Crew has worked in public history institutions for more than twenty-five years. He served as president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for six years and worked at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution for twenty years. Nine of those years he served as the Director of NMAH.

 

For more information visit Frederick Douglass Day Facebook Page.

 

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