Jul 08 2020

Learn About the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom commemorates the stories of the men and women who risked everything for freedom and those who helped them. The Network to Freedom, through shared leadership with local, state, and federal entities, as well as interested individuals and organizations, offers programs and partnerships to commemorate and educate the public about the historical significance of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad—the resistance to enslavement through escape and flight, through the end of the Civil War—refers to the efforts of enslaved African Americans to gain their freedom...

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Events Continue!

The year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass's birth continues with more events coming up! Mark your calendar now! The Politics of Activism Thursday, May 5, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Banneker-Douglass Museum Inspired by the relationship between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, this discussion explores historic and contemporary roles between activism and politics. LEARN MORE. From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th and 19th Century Black Chef Monday, May 14, 6:30 PM William Paca House and Garden Throughout Frederick Douglass’ memoir, he vividly details the interactions that the enslaved had with food and cooking. Discover the techniques, cultural transformations,...

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