Saturday, September 26, 2020
The Frederick Douglass Honor Society together with the Talbot County Free Library, the Town of Easton, and the Talbot County Government, present a virtual celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

  • Frederick Douglass Welcome Ceremony emceed by Harriette Lowery
  • Invocation by Rev. Dr. William T. Wallace, Sr.
  • Reading by William Peak
  • Frederick Douglass Self-Made Man Speech (portrayed by Terron Quailes)
  • Guest Speakers Mayor Robert Willey, Talbot County Council President, Corey Pack, TCPS Superintendent Dr. Kelly Griffith, TCFL Director Dana Newman
  • Musical Performances by Easton High School students, Terron Quailes, and the US Navy Band.

  • Presentation of Frederick Douglass's Portrait by award-winning professional portrait and landscape artist Laura Era, owner of the prestigious Troika Gallery.
  • Children's Village offering learning, challenging, and fun activities, with prizes and giveaways. Coloring books will be available to pickup beginning Thursday at the entrance of each library (available while supplies last).
  • Readings: Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History (grades 2-5) and A Picture book of Frederick Douglass (grades 1-3) read by Shauna Beulah, Branch Manager at the St. Michaels Library.

11:30 Around the World with Frederick Douglass highlighting leading Douglass scholars, curators, and dignitaries from Scotland, Ireland, England, and around the United States.
1:00 Frederick Douglass Lecture by Professor John Stauffer, a leading authority on antislavery, the Civil War, social protest movements, and photography.

2:00 Q&A with Professor John Stauffer and Keidrick Roy - on the Frederick Douglass Day Facebook page

6:30 The Moment Was Now - A musical conceived and created by Gene Bruskin. Moment takes place in 1869 during Reconstruction, a pivotal period in U.S. history described as an era when “America almost did the right thing.” During this historic moment of both crisis and opportunity, the film version of the musical The Moment Was Now captures the striking parallels between the era of Reconstruction portrayed in the film and our current struggle. Visit to register.
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