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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Events Continue!

Apr 26 2018

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Events Continue!

The year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birth continues with more events coming up!

Mark your calendar now!

The Politics of Activism
Thursday, May 5, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Banneker-Douglass Museum
Inspired by the relationship between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, this discussion explores historic and contemporary roles between activism and politics. LEARN MORE.

From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th and 19th Century Black Chef
Monday, May 14, 6:30 PM
William Paca House and Garden
Throughout Frederick Douglass’ memoir, he vividly details the interactions that the enslaved had with food and cooking. Discover the techniques, cultural transformations, and flavor principles unique to this blend of Western cuisine by early African American chefs in this lecture by renowned author Michael Twitty . LEARN MORE.

Frederick Douglass Community Day
Sunday, July 1, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Banneker-Douglass Museum
This fun summer event features performances, a Frederick Douglass re-enactment, family fun, food and beverage, guided tours of our exhibitions and more. This event coincides with the popular First Sundays festival on West Street! LEARN MORE.

Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony 
Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
William Paca House and Garden
The day’s festivities celebrate include William Paca’s signing of the Declaration of Independence, a inspirational Naturalization Ceremony and a stirring recital of Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech. LEARN MORE.

Gospel Brunch
Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
William Paca House and Garden
What better way, then, to celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass than with gorgeous gospel music from the Extensions of Faith Choir, accompanied by a delicious brunch? Join Historic Annapolis for a wonderful morning celebration. LEARN MORE.

29th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,
Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis
Enjoy the rich heritage of Kunta Kinte whose story was told in the book Roots: Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley.  LEARN MORE.

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