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.


Schedule of Events

10:30am - Welcome Ceremony at the Talbot County Courthouse
Mistress of Ceremonies Maya Thomas
Invocation by Very Rev. James Nash, V.F. - Pastor of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Parish
Frederick Douglass Address by Terron Quailes
Speakers include Eric Lowery, President, Frederick Douglass Honor Society; Robert C. Willey, Mayor, Town of Easton, MD; Corey Pack, President, Talbot County Council; Dana Newman, Director, Talbot County Free Library; Kelly Griffith, Superintendent, Talbot County Public Schools

11:15am - Children’s Village, Knowledge Village, and Food & Retail Vendors open until 4:00 pm Children’s Village on the lawn, others at Dover & West Streets, across from the Talbot County Free Library

11:15am - Master of Ceremonies Dr. Lorenzo Hughes opens his Entertainment Stage
(Federal and West Streets) with the following schedule:

11:20am Maya Thomas, Soloist

11:40am Terron Quailes, Soloist

12 Noon Union Baptist Church Mass Choir

12:30pm Second Generation Community Choir

1:00pm Ssuuna

2:00 - 4:00 XPD’s Street Concert

11:30am to 3:00pm - The Frederick Douglass “Amazing Race” is created in the spirit of the televised Amazing Race reality show. Registration table located at the Talbot County Free Library; Register between 11:30 until 12:15pm. Race officially starts at 12:30pm and ends at 3:00pm. First, Second, Third Place Winners will receive their prizes following the race.

1:00pm to 2:15 pm - Keynote Address by John Stauffer, Professor of English, American Studies and African American Studies at Harvard University (Talbot County Free Library)

2:30pm to 3:45pm - Lecture by Dr. Clara Small on her new book, “Compass Points: Profile and Biographies of African-Americans from the Delmarva Peninsula”. Dr. Small recently retired from Salisbury University where she was a professor for nearly forty years.

4:00pm - Special guided walking tour with Carlene Phoenix departs in front of the Talbot County Court House. Tour is approximately 45 minutes.


Support for Frederick Douglass Day has come from the Artistic Insights Fund of the Mid Shore Community Foundation, the Talbot County Free Library, APG Media of Chesapeake, in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels, and public and private partners.

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