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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 1, 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Learn more about the famous speech!



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