Posted by: nancyisanders | February 22, 2012

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!

In the summer of 2010, I took the trip of a lifetime with some of my family. It was a photo-research tour to take photographs for my upcoming book, FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOR KIDS.

Together, we walked in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass, starting at his birthplace in a humble corner of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on to the plantation where his earliest memories of being enslaved took form, and then to Baltimore where he learned a trade as a slave and eventually escaped.

From there, we traced the path of his escape to Philadelphia (stopping at the site where the railroad stood that he got on to head to NY in his flight to freedom). Then we headed up to New York City where we found the site where abolitionists hid him until Anna could join him and be married.

It was an exciting journey to take and the memories of that trip are forever etched in my mind…but it was only the first half of our trip!

I’ll tell more about it in my next post…

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