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Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House: The Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project
Speaker: Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Maya Davis, Research Archivist, Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
Location: Online Event, View Stream Information
Registration: Encouraged, but not required. Register Here
In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals–the most historically important Marylanders in American history–came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, and private citizens, and ultimately conveys what it means to be “represented” in our state’s most historic public building.
Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Secretary of the State House Trust, and Maya Davis, Research Archivist with the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives, will present an illustrated lecture about the creation and unveiling of these statues, and their interpretation as part of the visitor experience in the State House.