Frederick Douglass (Baltimore, MD)
Anti-slavery movements--United States
Middle Atlantic States
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Subject (Object Type)
Informational placard adjacent to the work:
Frederick Douglass Sculpture
(logo) Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park A Living Classroom
Frederick Douglass is one of the best-known Americans of the 19th century. Schools, churches and other community buildings across the United States have been named after him. Known for bravery, vision, and insightfulness, Douglas fought for the rights of African Americans and women. He stressed equal rights and economic progress for all Americans.
This bronze sculpture by Marc Andre Robinson, a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate, stands 6 feet tall wide and weighs 1,100 lbs. Mr. Robinson declares, "My ideas for the Frederick Douglass sculpture are meant to reflect collaborative art production and to emphasize the actual process of understanding and making history. The permanence of the bronze will function for the Living Classroom Foundation (and the Douglass-Myers Museum) as a monument to the seriousness of the indelible commitment to Baltimore youth."
(Inscriptions below the images on the information plaque)
Go inside the museum building to see these and other bronze sculptures created by Living Classrooms Crossroads Middle School students, under the guidance of Marc Robinson, sculptor of the Frederick Douglass statue.
"Frederick Douglass Sculpture." The Historical Marker Database, March 13, 2017. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=103409.
White, Amy Brecount. "The Driving Forces Behind Maritime Park." Washington Post, October 27, 2006. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/26/AR2006102600448.html.
Living Classrooms Foundation Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum. Projects, Ziger/Snead Architects, Baltimore. Accessed May 24, 2020, http://www.zigersnead.com/projects/details/living-classrooms-foundation-frederick-douglass-isaac-myers-maritime-park-and-museum/.