Bear Me Into Freedom

May 21, 2023 @ 1:00PM — 3:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The Wye House: 26080 Bruffs Island Road Easton, MD 21601 Get Directions

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A fundraising event benefiting the Frederick Douglass Honor Society Scholarship Fund

Join us outside at Wye House. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, live music, a book signing, and a roundtable discussion with special guests:

• Celeste-Marie Bernier - Frederick Douglass Scholar, Chair of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh and author of 85 books, essays, and digital educational resources
• Bill E. Lawson, Frederick Douglass Scholar, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis
• Kim F. Hall, Lucyle Hook Professor of English and African Studies, Barnard College
• Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Co-Founder and President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington

Meet Jeffrey C. McGuiness, Photographer and author of Bear Me into Freedom: Frederick Douglass of Talbot County, in the Wye House Orangery, believed to be the oldest intact Orangery in the nation. Signed copies of his book and a selection of photographic prints featured in his book will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Frederick Douglass Honor Society Fund.

$77,221 raised by 178 people


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