A Champion for Equality
Douglass used ht power of his sharp mind, provocative speech, and inspired writing to motivate other people into action. He became an internationally known abolitionist leader, edited his North Star newspaper, ran an Underground Railroad station, crusaded for women's rights, recruited Black soldiers for the Union during the Civil War, and advocated for freedom.
Explore his life story beyond the Eastern Shore of Maryland and follow in his footsteps.
"I am not a American slave, but a man, and as such, am bound to use my powers for the welfare of the whole human brotherhood.
Frederick Douglass letter from Montrose, Scotland,to William Lloyd Garrison, February 26, 1846."
Self-educated, Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in Maryland and demonstrated through living example that enslaved people held the capacity to function as independent American
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1846.
Location. 38° 54.677′ N, 75° 57.004′ W. Marker is near Cordova, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Maryland Route 303, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordova MD 21625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forging Freedom from Places of Bondage (here, next to this marker); The Beloved Tuckahoe Home of Frederick Douglass (here, next to this marker); Honoring an American Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Slavery’s Arboretum (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Joseph’s Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordova.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2020, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2020, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.