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Walking Tour: Frederick Douglass in Westminster, Maryland

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50 E Main St

50 East Main Street

Westminster, MD 21157

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Following the path of Frederick Douglass in Westminster during Reconstruction from the author of "Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C."

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The history of Frederick Douglass in the state of Maryland has been largely lost and overlooked within the history of both Reconstruction and the mythic public biography of Douglass.Join author of the definitive book, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (The History Press, 2012), for a unique walk back in time to discover the sacred history of Frederick Douglass in Westminster, Maryland.

Tour will discuss history and impact of the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction on Westminster within the context of the 1870 visit of Frederick Douglass to town.

Learn more about the growth of Methodism in Maryland, the Freedmen's Bureau in Carroll County and the first Carroll County graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where Douglass served on the Board of Trustees for more than a quarter-century.

Historic topics include the politics of Reconstruction Maryland, the antagonism of the Democratic Advocate towards the causes of Frederick Douglass and the Freedmen's Bureau and the current need to establish a Frederick Douglass Heritage Trail throughout the entire state of Maryland, including Westminster.

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Tour will begin: outside of the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Public Library at 50 E Main Street in downtown Westminster

Tour will conclude: outside of the Old Opera House at 140 E Main Street in downtown Westminster

---John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013) has been a local reporter in Old Anacostia and adjacent communities and neighborhoods within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the past decade for a variety of print and online publications.

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore.Muller has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV and C-SPAN’s American History TV, as well as in the pages of the Washington Post, Washington Informer (where he has been a contributor for several years), Star Democrat and the airwaves of NBC4, WPFW 89.3 FM, WYPR (Baltimore), Delmarva Pubic Radio and a frequent guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM.

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