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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.
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