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Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House

Registration encouraged, but not required. Register through Eventbrite: click here.

In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals--the most historically important Marylanders in American history--came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, and private citizens, and ultimately conveys what it means to be “represented” in our state’s most historic public building.

Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Secretary of the State House Trust, and Maya Davis, Research Archivist with the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives, will present Historical Representation in the Maryland State House: The Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, an illustrated lecture about the creation and unveiling of these statues, and their interpretation as part of the visitor experience in the State House.

Presented in partnership with The Maryland State Archives and The Maryland Four Centuries Project.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Black History, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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