Join us in celebration of Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass... slave, author, statesman,
a lifelong champion of equal rights and justice, and a man who influenced peer and presidents alike during a
tumultuous time in our nation’s history.

Schedule of Events

10:00am - Street Parade (Glenwood/Washington/Federal Streets)

10:30am - Welcome Ceremony at the Talbot County Courthouse
Mistress of Ceremonies Taylan Wilson,
Presentation of Colors by Easton High School NJROTC
Pledge of Allegiance led by BAAM
Invocation by the Reverend William Wallace, Union United Methodist Church
A reading by Bill Peak, Talbot County’s Library Guy
Music provided by Easton Middle School and John Wesley Wright.
Speakers include Eric Lowery; President, Frederick Douglass Honor Society;
Robert C. Willey, Mayor, Town of Easton, MD; Chesapeake College President Clifford P. Coppersmith; Dana Newman, Director, Talbot County Free Library;

11:30am - Master of Ceremonies Tabius Wilson opens his Entertainment Stage (West Street) with the following schedule:
11:30am Scotts United Methodist Church Youth Choir
11:45am Asbury United Methodist Church Choir
12noon Bay Country Chorus
12:30pm DJ Allen Butler
2 to 4pm XPD’s Motown Revue!

11:00am - Children’s Village, Knowledge Village, and Food and Retail Vendors Opens. Children’s Village is located on the lawn of the Talbot County Free Library; others located at Dover and West Streets, across from the Talbot County Free Library. Kenneth Morris, Jr. will sign books in the Children’s Village from 11:30 am until 12 Noon and from 3:00 until 3:30 pm.

12 noon-1:15pm - Lecture by Dr. Spencer Crew, Robinson Professor U.S. History (Talbot County Free Library)

1:30 -2:30pm - Keynote Speaker Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington, and President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. (Talbot County Free Library)

4:00pm - Special guided walking tour with Carlene Phoenix departs
from the Talbot County Courthouse (by the Frederick Douglass Monument).
Tour is approximately 45 minutes.

See the full program


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