Frederick Douglass returned to Easton, Maryland in 1878 to dedicate the Asbury  Methodist Episcopal Church and the Bethel AME Church.  These two African American churches were sources of inspiration for […]

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Habitats in your garden to attract birds include seed bearing shrubs and perennials.

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    Steve Luxenberg, author and Washington Post editor, explains Frederick Douglass’ involvement in the post Civil War political landscape leading up to the decision of the Supreme Court case […]

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During the height of the great Potato Famine, Frederick Douglass visits Cork, Ireland, the city from where millions of Irish immigrated. He stays with the Jennings family whose daughter Isabel […]

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Irish woman Ann Coughlin highlights Frederick Douglass’s two year tour of the British Isles. Coughlin focuses on the relationship between Irish political leader Daniel “The Liberator” O’Connell and American abolitionist Frederick […]

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Mark Twain wrote, “A, True Story: Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It” about a Black American woman’s reunion with her son near the end of the Civil War. […]

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The Columbian Orator was the first book Frederick Douglass, nee Bailey, bought while living in Baltimore, Maryland.  After he published his first of three auto-biographies, The Narrative of the Life […]

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The School Sisters of Notre Dame founded Notre Dame of Maryland University located on North Charles Street in Baltimore.  Sister Kathleen, SSND taught Flannery O’Connor in Japan and in Baltimore.  Listen to her explain the Biblical influences in O’Connor’s short stories. Thomas Merton said that Flannery’s work is similar to Sophocles as well.

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