Frederick Douglass Day 2022

Open the FDD2022 schedule flyer here:

Open the FDD2022 program booklet here:

Parade -10am

Bring your chair and enjoy the Frederick Douglass Day Parade beginning at 10 am. The parade features local dignitaries and government leaders, the Easton High School Band, Easton Middle School Band, Cambridge South Dorchester Band, BEST Brothers, GEMS, BAAM boys and girls, Foundation of Hope, Easton High School NJROTC, Boy Scouts, Hispanic Dancers, Polaris Village Academy Dancers, Dr. Robert Levine, Joy Priest, Mayor and Mrs. Robert Willey, and members of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society. The parade steps off from the Easton Elementary School on Glenwood Avenue, turns left at the intersection of Glenwood and Washington, and rests in front of the Talbot County Court House.

Welcome Ceremony - 10:30am

The Frederick Douglass Day Welcome Ceremony features local dignitaries, North Meets South (Tenor Dr. John Wesley Wright and guitarist Dr. Danielle Cumming), Sara Chappel, music by the Easton High and Middle School Bands, Cambridge South Dorchester High School Band, Poet and author Joy Priest, Frederick Douglass recitation by Lance Morris, NJROTC, BAAM, Reverend Nancy M. Dennis, Brenda Wooden (Frederick Douglass Honor Society President), and Mistress of Ceremonies Autumn Redman. September 24, 2022 at 10:30 am, the front lawn of the Talbot County Court House.

Children's Village - 11am to 3:30pm

Hands -on-activities, face painting, history, prizes, photo opportunities, mapping game, free coloring books, reading of Frederick Douglass books, and can be enjoyed at the Children’s Village. (Talbot County Free Library)

TCFL Frederick Douglass Room - 11am to 4pm

Featuring Frederick Douglass artifacts, Frederick Douglass paintings by artist and teacher Laura Era, owner of Troika Gallery, readings by Shauna Beulah, Frederick Douglass video, and Douglass panels by Celeste-Marie Bernier. (Talbot County Free Library)

Learning About Frederick Douglass - 11am

Produced for Frederick Douglass Day 2022 in celebration of the life of Frederick Douglass. This film teaches about Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family and includes talks with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and Shauna Beulah.

Marketplace - 11am to 4pm

The open-air Marketplace offers regional foods, Bay favorites, and desserts bustling with flavor, presented by a variety of vendors along with arts, crafts, and jewelry. Meet local organizational leaders and learn about our community and volunteer opportunities. (Tenting and chairs provided for diners.)

Book Talk - 11:45am

Meet Jeff McGuiness and learn about his newly released book, Bear Me into Freedom – The Talbot County of Frederick Douglass. A limited number of books are available for purchase and signing. (Talbot County Free Library)

You can find out more about the book at





Geocaching - 12 Noon

Pickup your passport with map and instructions and explore the new Frederick Douglass Geocaching Trail created by Autumn Redman and Girl Scouts #1308. Learn about his life in Talbot County and collect a commemorative coin and photograph at the end of the trail. (Talbot County Free Library)






Keynote Speaker - 1 pm

Distinguished Professor Dr. Robert Levine, an influential force in American and African literature for over thirty years, is the author of The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Levine will share the story of Frederick Douglass’ heated struggle with President Andrew Johnson over the rights of Black Americans in the years immediately following the Civil War. A book signing will follow the lecture. (Talbot County Free Library).

Entertainment Stage
- to begin at 12:00 (Corner of Dover and West Streets)

12:00- Lane Morgan

12:15- Javion Jones

12:30- Easton Elementary School Hispanic Dancers- Lynn Aleman

12:45-Sara Chappel

1:00- Polaris Village Academy Dancers- Samantha Martinez

1:15- John Wesley Wright and Danielle Cummings- North Meets South

1:30-2 Young Violinists - Jaasiel Molock, Richard and TJ Molock

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Life In Talbot County: Through the Eyes of Frederick Douglass - 3:15

Produced for the Frederick Douglass Honor Society for the 2022 Frederick Douglass Day, the film uses Frederick Douglass's own words, read by Keidrick Roy, about his life as a young slave in Talbot County. Set against visuals filmed in and around Talbot County from the Tuckahoe River to the Wye Plantation, the film follows Frederick's journey towards freedom. As Douglass said, “You have seen how a man became a slave; you shall see how a slave becomes a man”


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Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Prager
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tilghman
Bay Photographic Works
Dock Street Foundation
The Town of Easton
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Miller
Rick Scobey and Bruce Ragsdale
Ambassador and Mrs. Anthony S. Harrington
Richard Marks and Amy Haines
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Buck Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Bredekamp
Mr. and Mrs. William U’Ren
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Moran
Regina Whitesell
St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Our Public/Private Donors




Frederick Douglass Day 2022 Committee:

Brenda Wooden, Frederick Douglass Day Chair
Clairdean Black, Treasurer

Paulette Brooks Addison, Facebook Manager

Elizabeth North, Children's Village Chair

Vickie Wilson, Parade and Entertainment Chair

Debbi Dodson, PR/Marketing Chair, Event Planner

Timothy Young, Graphic Designer & Virtual Producer

Childlene Brooks, Clairdean Black, Bill Peak, Pamela Limberry: Vendor Committee

Shauna Beulah, Elizabeth North, Autumn Redman, Lamont Thompson: Children's Village Committee

Gelson Brooks, Photographer

Shauna Beulah

Walter Black

Yvonne Freeman

Carolyn Hayman

Anna Howie

Kirk Howie

Harriette Lowery

Dana Newman

Corey Pack

Autumn Redman

Christine Redman

Edward Boots Robinson

Robin Stricoff

Lamont Thompson

Mayor Robert Willey

Jeannie Whitesell



Peggy Ford


Volunteers for Children’s Village

Suzanne Carley

Christina Drostin

Melissa Foxwell

Mary Lou Malone

Robin Stricoff

Donors for Children’s Village

Ernesto Chaves


Christina Drostin

Laser Letters

Elizabeth North

Mary Lou Malone

Storm and Daughters




Food Vendors

Chubbs Grilling on the Move
Scott's UM Church Outreach Min.
Gabbees Ice
Josiah's BBQ
Bethel AME Missionary Society
Bethel AME Church
Greenz N Things


Marketplace Vendors & Exhibitors

Brookletts Place - Talbot Senior Center
Democratic Women’s Club
Chesapeake Heartland
Neighborhood Service Center
Paparazzi Accessories
Talbot County Health Department
Talbot County Hunger Coalition
Critchlow Adkins Children's Center
For All Seasons
Mid-Shore WIC
Delilah's Dazzling Designs
The Country School
Talbot County DSS
CASA of the Mid Shore



St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Talbot Hospice
Habitat of the Choptank
Back 2 Royalty
Events By Nicole, LLC
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Seedco/MD Health Connection
Talbot Interfaith Shelter
My Tech Clinic
Delmarva Power
Plastic Free Easton



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