Frederick Douglass Statue at the Maryland State House
A bronze forensic statue of Frederick Douglass who was born enslaved in Maryland, liberated himself, and became a national leader in the effort to abolish slavery in America. The statue is located in the Maryland State House room in which the 1864 Constitutional Convention was held. The Constitution of 1864 was significant because it contained a Declaration of Rights that, in its first article, abolished slavery in Maryland.
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