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Baltimore is celebrating a very special Black History Month this year in honor of Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday. The city will host a series of events to share the abolitionist’s life and work.
Baltimore is where Douglass spent his childhood as a slave until 1838, and it is also where he learned to read and later returned to build his “Douglass Place” homes in Fell’s Point, a row of houses meant for African-American renters during the Civil War.
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The Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’ Birth is a year-long celebration, with the month of February seeing many events that celebrate the rich African-American heritage and culture of Baltimore. Activities, lectures and seminars are planned at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and more.
For more info, visit Baltimore.org.
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Baltimore Celebrates The 200th Birthday Of Frederick Douglass! was originally published on www.praisebaltimore.com