2018: The Year Of Frederick Douglass | Afro

2018: The Year of Frederick Douglass | Afro

The governor’s reception room at the Maryland State House in Annapolis was packed as Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed 2018 the Year of Frederick Douglass. The Feb. 13 announcement marked the bicentennial of the birth of the man Hogan called, “an incredible Marylander and true American icon. . . . His fight, for human rights and equality still resonate to this day.”

Maryland native, former slave, and famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be honored across the nation, as part of the bicentennial celebration of his birth. (AFRO File Photo)

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born a slave on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1818. The exact …

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