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.

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Schedule of Events

10:00am - Street Parade (Glenwood/Washington/Federal Streets)

10:15 am - 10:30 am - Music presented by Easton High School Jazz Band,
Talbot County Court House Front Lawn

10:30am - Welcome Ceremony at the Talbot County Courthouse

Mistress of Ceremonies Taylan Wilson,

Invocation by the Reverend William Wallace, Union United Methodist Church

Presentation of Colors by Easton High School NJROTC

Pledge of Allegiance led by BAAM

Music provided by Easton Middle School
Easton High School Jazz Bands

Speakers include: Eric Lowery, President, Frederick Douglass Honor Society,

Terron Quailes, Member 2019 cast of “Jesus” at Sight and Sounds,

Mayor Robert C. Willey, Mayor, Town of Easton,

Corey W. Pack, President, Talbot County Council,

Dana Newman, Director, Talbot County Free Library,

Dr. Kelly L. Griffith, Superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools

11:00 am to 4:00 pm- Live Music Block Party - MC Cya Bordley hosts a showcase of Young Talent on the Eastern Shore.

11:30 - Kameryn Carter - Praise dance

11:45 -Torie Gomez - accompanied by Leroy Spanky Potter

12:00 - Lane Morgan- accompanied by Leroy Spanky Potter

12:15 - Emma Bailey - Guitarist

1:00 - Young Violinists - Director- Gale Shehan

1:30 - Javion Jones - Soloist/Drummer

(Entertainment Stage) Corner of Dover and West Streets. Tenting. Chairs provided for attendees.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm- Children’s Village and Knowledge Village: Children’s Village is located on the lawn of the Talbot County Free Library; others located at Dover and West Streets, across from the Talbot County Free Library.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm- The Market Place will be filled with regional foods, a bounty from the Bay, and desserts bustling with flavor presented by a variety of food vendors along with arts, crafts, and jewelry presented by local vendors. Meet local organization leaders and learn about our community and volunteer opportunities.  Tenting, tables and chairs provided for diners.

1:00 pm - Lecture “Frederick Douglass and Family” - Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of African American Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Author of Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination, African American Visual ArtsFrom Slavery to the Present, and If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection by Andrew Taylor and Celeste-Marie Bernier. Talbot County Free Library, Meeting Room, Dover and West Streets. 


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