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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge

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Long Wharf Park

High and Water Streets

Cambridge, MD 21613

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With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial being recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his consequential life has been largely overlooked.

Join local historian and author John Muller for the debut of a special walking tour, "Frederick Douglass in Cambridge," which will share the importance of two visits Dr. Douglass made to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878.

The tour will begin at Long Wharf, where Douglass arrived in Cambridge, and proceed up High Street past the Courthouse and Christ Episcopal Church. Stopping at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church and then proceeding down Pine Street to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where Douglass addressed a multi-racial gathering including members of the Lloyd family, the tour will interweave the local history of Patty Cannon, Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, Professor John Mercer Langston, Governor Henry Lloyd, Rev. Henry Augustus Monroe and others.


The tour will formally conclude on Pine Street in front of Bethel AME Church, which is a historic African-American community. Tour goers are encouraged to explore downtown Cambridge following the tour and get lunch at a nearby eatery on the adjacent Race Street and visit the new Harriet Tubman Mural that has been featured on international news.

For food options visit: https://visitdorchester.org/eat-and-drink/

Not included in the formal tour is the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center at 424 Race Street, open 12 noon - 4pm on Saturdays.



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 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. He has presented “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland” at various venues such as the Washington County Central Library in Hagerstown, Ebenezer AME Church (Hagerstown) and Frostburg State University as well as presenting the “Lost History: Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore” at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore City. Muller has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV and C-SPAN’s American History TV, as well as in the pages of the Star Democrat and the airwaves of WDVM (Hagerstown) NBC4 (Washington), WPFW, WAMU, WYPR and Delmarva Pubic Radio.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking at Long Wharf.

https://visitdorchester.org/long-wharf-park/

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

John Muller

202.236.3413 (call or text)

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High and Water Streets

Cambridge, MD 21613

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