February: Frederick Douglass Day, Feb. 10

Born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped to freedom while living in Baltimore, and from there became a prominent voice and guiding force in the abolitionist movement. Celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of one of the 19th century’s most indomitable freedom fighters with a day of activities at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., including lectures, readings, living history presentations and kids’ activities. Noon-4 p.m. $6-$8 museum admission, free for kids 6 and under. lewismuseum.org.

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