Frederick Douglass 200 Creative Arts Competition Exhibition

Openshaw Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

Reception on Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 - 7 pm.

Following In His Footsteps – Frederick Douglass 200 Creative Arts Competition

2018 marks the “Year of Frederick Douglass” in Maryland, and what better way to celebrate his life than through student voices and creative expression! Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey (1818-1895) in Talbot County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass was the first African American to gain international fame as a social crusader. Douglass helped lead the anti-slavery movement and he also fought for women’s rights. Douglass understood that “reading was his pathway from slavery to freedom.”

Anne Arundel County students, public, private and home-schooled were invited to research Douglass and create artwork - visual, written, and digital - inspired by hid life.

On November 9, a celebration was heald at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn, MD for the particpants of the competition. Winners were awarded prized and all students who participated recieved special token takeaways.

Maryland Hall is lucky to collaborate with AACPS, the students, and sponsors, to display the work in our Openshaw Balcony Gallery.

*Anne Arundel County sponsors included the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society, Anne Arundel Trust for Preservation, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Hall of Records, Galesville Community Center, Ann Arrundell Historical Society, Chesapeake Arts Center, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Anne Arundel County Library and the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center.*