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Article reprinted in its entirety from WBOC September 2021
CORDOVA, Md. – The breathtaking concept unveils the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe, not far from where Douglass was born into slavery.
Michael Marshall is the architect behind the project, which will include a visitor center, observation deck and amphitheater.
Marshall says it’s not just a park, it’s a memorial.
“It’s so important to Talbot County because he is their native son. And that’s why this is such an important memorial for him in relationship to all of the recognition he has had across the country,” Marshall said.
Erica Mock with the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives says the family is grateful Douglass’ story is being kept alive in Talbot County.
“We know that Frederick Douglass used to sit on that land dreaming of his own freedom. And to have something for people of all walks of life from all over the world potentially to come visit this location is quite fantastic,” Mock said.
Organizers are now focusing their efforts on raising the money necessary to get the project done.