Frederick Douglass in the Mid-Shore - Walking Tour of Old Denton & Cambridge
Emergent scholarship detailing unknown visits Frederick Douglass made to the Mid-Shore area of the Delmarva has generated fresh reflections and opened new interpretations of the lost history of Maryland's Eastern Shore following the American Civil War.
Learn connections Frederick Douglass maintained to communities in Cambridge and Denton throughout his entire life from Wye House playmate Daniel Lloyd to the centuries-long sustained friendship of the Douglass (Bailey) Family to the Waymans of Caroline County to Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, founder of American University, to Rev. Henry Augustus Monroe, drummer boy for the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Take a closer look at the lost local history of the Shore through modern and antiquarian perspectives with local walking tours which include the Dorchester and Caroline County court houses, Long Wharf, Denton Steamboat Wharf, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Waugh Chapel in Cambridge.
* Tour of Cambridge will include visit to Harriet Tubman Mural at the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center at 424 Race Street downtown. *