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Maryland town celebrates native son Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Honor Society, the Town of Easton, Md., and Talbot County Free Library celebrate the life and legacy of Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass soon learned the value of reading, which would, in turn, give him a profound understanding of the principals of his country. An abolitionist, statesman, reformer, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history, his story continues to inspire people around the world.

The annual celebration features a parade, welcome ceremony, musical block party, activities and learning experiences for children, a marketplace filled with food and retail vendors, exhibits, a historic walking tour, and a lecture by keynote speaker Celeste-Marie Bernier, a professor of United States history at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

All Frederick Douglass Day events are free and open to the public. For information, visit and follow the Frederick Douglass Day’s Facebook page.