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Walking Tour: Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Old Annapolis

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Before offering dedicatory remarks at historic Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church in Annapolis in the mid-1870s, Frederick Douglass first witnessed the Maryland State House punctuating the ancient city's skyline as the adolescent enslaved Frederick Bailey on his way to Baltimore from the Eastern Shore.

Upon entering the State House generations later Douglass recited the farewell address Gen. George Washington had delivered nearly a century before, in 1783, upon resigning his military commission to the Confederation Congress in Annapolis.

Learn the lost and unknown history of Frederick Douglass and Maryland's governors, leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church from Bishop Wayman to Bishop Tanner who impacted the state capital before, during and after the Civil War to students from Annapolis who attended Howard University, where Douglass served the board of trustees, to graduates of the United States Naval Academy who transported Minister Douglass to Haiti in 1889.

Tour will be led by local and international scholar on the connections, associations, relationships and lost history of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in the state of Maryland from Frostburg in Western Maryland's Allegany County to Salisbury on the Lower Shore's Wicomico County.


Tour Stars:

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial

Tour Ends:

Banneker-Douglass Museum 


John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013) is currently at work on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. As well, in the past three years he has presented on the "Lost History" of Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, Cambridge, Centreville, Cumberland, Denton, Easton, Frederick, Frostburg, Hagerstown, Howard County, Salisbury, St. Michaels and other local cities and towns throughout the state.

Muller has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV and C-SPAN’s American History TV, as well as in the pages of the Baltimore SunCumberland Times-NewsStar Democrat, Washington Post and the airwaves of WDVM (Hagerstown), NBC4 (Washington), WJLA (Washington), WMAR (Baltimore), WBAL (Baltimore), WPFW (Washington), WAMU (Washington), WYPR (Baltimore), WEAA (Baltimore), Delmarva Public Radio and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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