Walking Tour: Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore

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Walking Tour: Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore

Join history enthusiasts & community leaders for a new walking tour exploring the lost history of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore.

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Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231

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  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join local history enthusiasts and community leaders for a debut walking tour exploring the unknown and lost history of Frederick Douglass in Baltimore City over the course of more than a half-century. 

Tour will meet at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park on historic Thames Street and conclude at Greedy Reads on historic Aliceanna Street in Fell's Point. 

Family friendly tour, dogs welcome. 

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You think you may know or may have heard about Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore but you haven't. 

Did you know Frederick Bailey was a night school teacher in old East Baltimore?

Did you know Frederick Douglass survived an assassination attempt in Baltimore City in the immediate months after the conclusion of the American Civil War?

Did you know Frederick Douglass worked with and knew the namesakes of both Coppin State University and Morgan State University?

Did you know Frederick Douglass was a leading advocate for equal pay for black teachers within the Baltimore City school system in the 1880s?

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John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent, will lead a new walking tour "The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore" using newly discovered information found in the Baltimore City Archives, Maryland Historical Society, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and private archives.

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Library of Congress, DC Public Library, 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 on the airwaves of NBC4, WBAL, WMAR-2, WAMU, WYPR and Delmarva Public Radio.

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