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  • Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime ParkFrederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park Baltimore, Maryland
    This park is a maritime national heritage site that showcases the African-American maritime history, Frederick's life in Baltimore as a slave and young man, Isaac Myers life as a free born African-American that would become a national leader, the starting of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock company, the start of the African-American community in the city during the 1800s and the shipbuilding traditions of the Chesapeake Bay area. Inside the museum, there is 5000 square feet of historic maps and images, archaeological findings, artistic renderings, historic relics and audio components. Frederick lived and worked on the Baltimore docks, buying his first book nearby, and meeting his future wife and the courtship they enjoyed in Fell's Point. Here is where the first owned and operated shipyard in the nation was located and the park houses many wonderful living history and interactive activities. The maritime park is represented by the sankofa bird, that lived in West Africa centuries ago, which would walk forward but with his head facing backwards to see where he had been. Today, the bird symbolizes the West African Andrinka symbol which means return and get it in English. It also meant it was a symbol of learning in days gone by, and here, at the park, symbols like the bird encourage you to understand your past challenges, so that in the future, you will be experienced enough to face and overcome it. A timeline of his life indicates that he was born Frederick Bailey near Easton, Maryland in 1818, and went to work for Captain Aaron Anthony when he was only 6 years old. Two years later, he went to Baltimore to work for Hugh Auld, but returned to work at the Anthony farm in March of 1833, this time to work for Thomas Auld. During the next few years, Frederick worked for various men, then tried to escape, but was caught and returned to Hugh Auld. In 1837, he me Anna Murray, and then escapes to New York in 1838, sending for Anna and when she arrives, he marries her and changes his name to Frederick Douglass. As his future brightens, he is asked to speak at the American anti-slavery society meeting in 1841 and inquired of to go on tour as a lecturer. In 1845, his life is published and he goes to England to tour there. After two years, he returns to the United States and starts a lecture tour here. In December of the same year, he starts printing the North Star and in 1848 goes to the first women's rights convention. He gets involved in the underground railroad in 1850, and breaks away from William Garrison in 1851. In 1859, he returns to England to start a lecture tour and comes back to the states in 1860. In 1863, he is invited to the White House and meets with the president, Abraham Lincoln to talk about the way black soldiers are during the Civil War. He meets with Lincoln again in 1864 with a plan to get slaves out of the south if the north loses the war. In 1866, he talks with President Andrew Johnson about black suffrage, and the next year decline's Johnson's offer of heading the Freedman's Bureau. In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment is passed and blacks are given the right to vote, and Frederick becomes the editor of the New National Era. In 1874, he becomes president of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, and in 1877 becomes a U.S. marshal. In 1880, he is appointed the recorder of deeds for DC. and two years later, his beloved wife passes on. In 1884, he marries Helen Pitts of Rochester and then in 1889, is offered the post of the American consul-general in Haiti, which he accepts. In 1891, he resigns the post and comes home. In 1895, Frederick Douglass Bailey passes away.  Isaac Myers was born in Baltimore in 1835, to free parents, and became an apprentice to James Jackson as a ship caulker in 1851. In 1855, he is hired to supervise one of the biggest shipyards in the city's harbor and marries Emma V. who would have three children by him. In 1860, he starts working as a shipping clerk and chief porter for Woods, Bridges and Company, a wholesale grocery store. In 1864, he gets his own store, and the next year goes back to the shipyards where a strike breaks out in protest of the black workers that are involved in the maritime industry. That same year, 1865, he helps form the union of colored mechanics and becomes president of the city's Colored Caulker's Trade Union Society (BCCTUA) and strives to improve its relations with the white unions. In 1866, he and 15 other well known African-American men meet at the Sharp Street UM auxiliary hall, trying to form the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, which becomes functional in 1868, and goes on to function through 1884. In 1869, he is one of nine black delegates to the National Labor Movement convention, which then starts the Colored National Labor Union and is voted in as its first president. He becomes the second African-American to get federal appointment to the customs service in Baltimore, in the state's history. In 1872, is made the supervisor of the post office in south Baltimore, but then goes back to Baltimore in 1879 to open a coal yard. In 1882, he starts the small weekly newspaper, the Colored Citizen. In 1888, he is the secretary of the Baltimore Republican Campaign Committee and also elected president of the Colored Business Association of Baltimore and the Colored Building and Loan Association, plus the president of the Aged Ministers Home of the Bethel AME church and the Maryland Colored State Industrial Fair Association. Serves as grand master of a Masonic order and the superintendent of the Bethel AME church, as well as publishing a three act play called the Missionary. Isaac passes on in 1891, in Baltimore.

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  • Evergreen Museum and LibraryEvergreen Museum and Library Baltimore, Maryland
    The Evergreen Museum and Library is called the Evergreen House, and it is a historical museum located on the grounds of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland between the campuses of Loyola and the College of Notre Dame. The museum is housed in the mansion that was built in the mid1800s and purchased by John W. Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which happened to be one of the biggest in the nation, and at a time when railroads were very important to the growth and commerce of the country. Because of this fact, the mansion would be able to grow and become quite opulent. Garrett's son, T. Harrison, added a wing that contained a bowling alley, a billiard room and gymnasium, that were converted later on to an art gallery and private theater. It was the Garrett family home until 1942, when it was given to the university. Garrett was a trustee of the Peabody Institute, and asked the founder, George Peabody, to talk Johns Hopkins to make a bequest that would soon become the university, hospital and school of medicine for the Johns Hopkins University. In 1983, it was put on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a wonderful example of Gilded Age architecture, sitting on 26 acres of landscaped property in northern Baltimore, with the original design being more Italianate but after the Garretts purchased it, it would become a 48 room mansion with 23 karat gold plated bathroom, a theater painted by well known Russian artist Leon Bakst, and a 30,000 book library. The beautiful decorative pieces in the house show the Garretts' interests and travels, that included paintings by Picasso, Degas and Modigliani, a red Asian room showcasing Chinese and Japanese relics and glass by Tiffany or Dutch marquetry. The outside would become an influence for the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in California, which had been noted by Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Jason Surrell.

January 11, 2011