History

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.

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration
Banneker-Douglass Museum

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

Kat Spitzer, Blogger
Kat Spitzer

Kat Spitzer is the author of The Happy Hypochondriac and The Happy Hypochondriac Survives World Travel. She also writes the Happy Hypochondriac humor blog at www.happyhypochondriac.com. She is a columnist and freelancer for various newspapers and magazines, and is currently working on her third book. Kat is also the owner and instructor of Miss Dawson’s School for Well-Mannered Individuals, an etiquette program in Annapolis (www.MissDawsons.com). She graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vermont Law School, and lives in Annapolis with her husband and two children.