Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge
With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial being recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his consequential life has been largely overlooked.
Join local historian and author John Muller for the debut of a special walking tour, "Frederick Douglass in Cambridge," which will share the importance of two visits Dr. Douglass made to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878.
The tour will begin at Long Wharf, where Douglass arrived in Cambridge, and proceed up High Street past the Courthouse and Christ Episcopal Church. Stopping at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church and then proceeding down Pine Street to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where Douglass addressed a multi-racial gathering including members of the Lloyd family.
This original tour will interweave the local history of Patty Cannon, Professor John Mercer Langston, Governor Henry Lloyd, Rev. Henry Augustus Monroe, Bishop John Fletcher Hurst and others.
The tour will formally conclude on Pine Street in front of Bethel AME Church, which is a historic African-American community. Tour goers are encouraged to explore downtown Cambridge following the tour and get lunch at a nearby eatery on the adjacent Race Street.
For food options visit: https://visitdorchester.org/eat-and-drink/
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking at Long Wharf.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
John Muller, 202.236.3413 (call or text)