Frederick Douglass Baltimore

 Frederick Douglass Baltimore

1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA

Frederick Douglass is a public artwork in front of the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. The statue memorializes African-American abolitionistsuffragist, and labor leader Frederick Douglass. Unveiled in 2015, the statue was designed by sculptor Andrew Edwards, who was inspired by artwork representing then-president Barack Obama and Moses. The statue portrays Douglass in the middle of a speech, with one arm outstretched, and a copy of his autobiography under the other arm. The square surrounding the statue features stone pavers and a vertical Corten steel wall with Douglass’ words inscribed on them. The cast bronze statue was designed in Ireland and cast in Wales. It stands on a 3-foot-tall base and weighs nearly half a ton. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Douglass’ great-great-great grandson, said that “I love that the statue shows him in his fiery abolitionist years

Actor: Robert Lacy Jr
Written by: Terry McMillan
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