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The Douglass Reading Room  
Opening Reception  
Saturday, June 9th 
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  
In celebration of the “Year of Frederick Douglass,” The Douglass Reading Room, features books written by and about Frederick Douglass and other influential African American authors.  There will also be art works by noted artists: Elizabeth Catlett and Romare Bearden.  Guest curated by Greg Morton of Baltimore, this interactive exhibit brings to life the writings and living quarters of Frederick Douglass connecting historical themes with modern day discussions.  The exhibit opens on June 5, 2018 and runs until February 28, 2019. This exhibition will host several Douglass Reading Room public programs throughout the year including book readings, art exhibits, and educational workshops.  Featured Artists, June 5th – August 1, 2018: John T. Biggers,  Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jamea Richmond Edwards,  Joan Gaither, Ph.D, Jacob Lawrence, Amy Sherald, Derrick Adams,  Emory Douglas, Arvay Adams,  and Makeba Rainey.
For more information: or call us at (410) 216-6180.
Frederick Douglass Community Day 
Sunday, July 1st, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Inspired by the famous Frederick Douglass speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” BDM will host a fun summer event that features performances, a Frederick Douglass re-enactment, food/beverage, guided tours of our exhibitions, and family fun and educational arts & crafts activities. Families and community members of all ages and backgrounds will explore topics of freedom, community, art, and history. 
For more information: or call us at (410) 216-6193.
Frederick Douglass Youth Conference 
Friday, July 27th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In commemoration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, BDM , in partnership with RETAP Baltimore, present the Frederick Douglass Youth Conference. Participants will explore innovative approaches to real world issues relevant to African American youth through the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst peers. Additionally, participants will engage in discussions on college and career readiness, STEM focused education, and much more. This conference is a unique opportunity for youth to celebrate the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass while preparing them to become active and engaged members of an ever-changing global society. Lunch will be provided! 



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