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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 9, 2005
1. Frederick Douglass Marker
Inscription.  Born on Tuckahoe Creek, Talbot County; lived as a slave in St. Michaels area, 1833-1836. Taught self to read and write, conducted clandestine schools for blacks here. Escaped north, became noted abolitionist orator and editor. Returned 1877, as U.S. Marshal for District of Columbia. Also served as D.C. Recorder of Deeds, U.S. Minister to Haiti.
Erected by The Commissioners of St. Michaels, The St. Mary's Square Museum, Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCommunicationsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 38° 47.229′ N, 76° 13.477′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Talbot Street (Maryland Route 33) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Talbot Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shallop (approx. 0.2
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miles away); Navy Point Historic Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom's Figurehead (approx. 0.2 miles away); What's under your feet? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oystering on the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katie G., Deadrise Workboat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deflecting the Enemy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,740 times since then and 84 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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