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

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

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

Mistress of Ceremonies Taylan Wilson

Presentation of Colors by Easton High School NJROTC

Pledge of Allegiance led by BAAM

Invocation by the Reverend William Wallace, Union United Methodist Church

Music provided by Easton Middle School and Easton High School bands.

Speakers include Eric Lowery; President, Frederick Douglass Honor Society;
Robert C. Willey, Mayor, Town of Easton, MD

 Frederick Douglass speech delivered by Terron Quailes



11:00 am to 4:00 pm- Live Music Block Party featuring top talented regional and local young artists. Corner of Dover and West Streets. Tenting and 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 - Keynote Speaker - 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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