You’ve probably heard of Frederick Douglass before. He was a groundbreaking abolitionist and academic who escaped slavery in the American South and went on to write and speak in powerful, history-changing ways. However, did you know that a big part of Frederick Douglass’s story happened right in Annapolis?
The Walking Tour: Lost History of Fredrick Douglass in Annapolis will delve into the details of his time in the Maryland metropolis. It will be led by an expert in the matter, author John Muller. He actually wrote a book about the work that Frederick Douglass did in the Washington, D.C. area, including Annapolis. You’ll learn how Douglass’s first glimpse of the Maryland State House was as an enslaved teen on his way to Baltimore, known at the time as Frederick Bailey. You’ll also hear how he returned to the state house many decades later to deliver a speech inspired by our nation’s first president, George Washington. Meet Muller at 9:30 a.m. on November 19th at the Annapolis City Dock to begin your 90-minute walking tour. Tickets cost $18 per person.