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Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Douglass Sculpture

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

 
 
Frederick Douglass Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
1. Frederick Douglass Sculpture Marker
Inscription.  Frederick Douglass is one of the best-known Americans of the 19th century. Schools, churches and other community buildings across the United States have been named after him. Known for bravery, vision and insightfulness, Douglas fought for the rights of African Americans and women. He stressed equal rights and economic progress for all Americans.

This bronze sculpture by Marc Andre Robinson, a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate, stands 6 feet tall and wide, and weights 1,100 lbs. Mr. Robinson declares, “My ideas for the Frederick Douglass sculpture are meant to reflect collaborative art production and to emphasize the actual process of understanding and making history. The permanence of the bronze will function for the Living Classroom Foundation (and the Douglass-Myers Museum) as a monument to the seriousness of the indelible commitment to Baltimore youth.”

(Inscription below the images at the bottom)
Go inside the museum building to se these and other bronze sculptures created by Living Classrooms Crossroads Middle School students, under the guidance of Marc Robinson, sculptor of the Frederick Douglass statue.

Frederick Douglass Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
2. Frederick Douglass Sculpture Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducation.
 
Location. 39° 16.771′ N, 76° 35.78′ W. Marker is in Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Thames Street. The marker is located on Chase Wharf in Fells Point. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore MD 21231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archaeological Remains (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglas-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum (a few steps from this marker); The Marine Railway (a few steps from this marker); The Hankin Healthy Harbor Walking Tour (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Black Shipbuilders of the Chesapeake Bay (about 500 feet away); Association of Maryland Pilots (about 700 feet away); 828 South Bond Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Record Store Day (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fells Point.
 
Frederick Douglass Sculpture-Front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
3. Frederick Douglass Sculpture-Front view
Frederick Douglass Sculpture-Rear view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
4. Frederick Douglass Sculpture-Rear view
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum-Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2017
5. Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum-Building
The Frederick Douglass Sculpture is in the background on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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