Join us in celebration of Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass... slave, author, statesman, a lifelong champion of equal rights and justice, and a man who influenced peer and presidents alike during a tumultuous time in our nation’s history.
10am ~ Parade from Glenwood Ave. to Talbot County Courthouse. Grand Marshall Frederick Douglass (portrayed by Fred Morsell)
10:40am ~ Welcome Ceremony at the Talbot County Courthouse
11:00am ~ Children’s Village, Knowledge Village, and Food and Retail Vendors open until 4:00pm
11:00am ~ Scavenger Hunt
11:20am ~ Frederick Douglass (Fred Morsel) presents his speech “A Psalm To Our Martyred President Abraham Lincoln”
12:20pm ~ Debra Mims Presents “My Grandmother Told Me: A Tribute to African American Women”
1:20pm ~ Keynote address by John Stauffer, Professor of English, American Studies and African American Studies at Harvard University
1:20pm ~ Sombarkin’
2:20pm ~ Union Baptist Church Choir
2:20pm ~ Mary Elliott, Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has helped research and design the "Slavery and Freedom" inaugural exhibition.
3:00pm ~ Kentavius Jones (KJ) and Band
4:00pm ~ Tour of “The Hill”. Gather at the Talbot County Courthouse by The Frederick Douglass Statue