The Frederick Douglass Honor Society has produced a number of videos for many of our events. During the Covid pandemic we created documentaries, pre-recorded events and presentations and live events on our Frederick Douglass Day Facebook page. Many of these videos are on our past events pages but we have brought them together here on one page so that they can be more easily accessed. Pleas enjoy them and let us know what you think on our contact page!



Life In Talbot County: Through the Eyes of Frederick Douglass

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”



Learning About Frederick Douglass

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.


Openning Ceremony

The 2022 Welcome Ceremony for Frederick Douglass Day, held on September 24th, 2022. (Please note, the audio improves soon after the beginning segment.)





July 9, 2022, Community Reading of "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" (Abridged)* July, 1852



From Frederick Douglass Day 2021

Our welcome ceremony was pre-recorded.



Laura Era unveils her portrait in oils of Anna Murray Douglass as Kenneth Morris, Jr. shares his story about his great-great-great grandmother.




The World Honors Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Honor Society presents their film “The World Honors Frederick Douglass” bringing together people, places, statues and memorials across our nation and abroad paying homage to Frederick Douglass and the footprints he has left over the past two centuries. The first Douglass statue was dedicated in 1899 in Rochester, New York and statues, plaques, and memorials continue to be unveiled around the globe today.


Frederick Douglass Day - Scholars' Book Reviews

Dr. David Blight (Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University) reviews Picturing Frederick Douglass written by Dr. John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd and Celeste-Marie Bernier. Dr. John Stauffer, Summer R. and Marshall S. Kates, Professor of English and of African-American Studies, Harvard University reviews Dr. Blight’s Pulitzer Prize Winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of U.S. and Atlantic Studies, University of Edinburgh, reviews The Portable Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, edited by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Pulitzer Prize Winner Dr. David Blight and Keidrick Roy, a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University, shared the lecture spotlight.




From Frederick Douglass Day 2020

Our welcome ceremony was pre-recorded.



Unveiling of Frederick Douglass portrait by award-winning
professional portrait & landscape artist Laura Era, owner of the prestigious Troika Gallery in Easton, MD



Around the World with Frederick Douglass

Brings together scholars, curators, authors, and top leaders including Dr David Blight, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Kenneth B. Morris Jr, Dr Sarah Meer, Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, Dr Spencer Crew, Fred Morsell, David Anderson, Lee Blake, Richard Tilghman, Carlene Phoenix, Pete Lesher and others. This 90 minute film connects Talbot County with Scotland, Ireland, England, New York, Washington, D.C., and many other places as speakers share the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.


Picturing Frederick Douglass with Professor John Stauffer

Frederick Douglass Lecture by Professor John Stauffer, a leading authority on antislavery,
the Civil War, social protest movements, and photography.



Q & A with Professor John Stauffer and Keidrick Roy -
recorded from the Frederick Douglass Day Facebook page.


Shauna Beulah, Branch Manager of the Talbot County Free Library, St Michaels branch, reads two picture books about Frederick Douglass






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