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Discovering Frederick Douglass's Maryland

Feb 2, 2018

Credit Will Kirk/Homewood Photography

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Until he escaped Maryland--and slavery--at age 20, where did he live? Who did he rub shoulders with? Where did he work? Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished professor Lawrence Jackson and his students have created an interactive map of the time Douglass spent in Maryland. Jackson tells why exploring the physical environment helps us better understand Douglass’s growth as a black leader, starting as a product of his community.

Professor Jackson will present his mapping project at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Sat. Feb. 10 at 12:30pm. Other activities commemorating Douglass's 200th birthday are also planned. You can find all of the information here.

And the Maryland Historical Society also has a Douglass event planned, you can find that information here.