August 8, 2002
A Baltimore citywide reading program begun yesterday, dubbed "Baltimore's Book," continues through September, culminating with the Baltimore Book Festival Sept. 27-29. (See details on Page 1A.) The book being read - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - can be checked out of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, purchased for $1 at the library gift store or read online (the book was never copyrighted) at www.gutenberg.org. Here are some of the events planned in conjunction with the program: Sept.
May 22, 2007
On May 20, 2007, FREDERICK DOUGLASS. On Wednesday, friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East) 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 3-8 P.M. On Thursday, services will be held at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 10 -10:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
April 24, 1998
Sam Lacy, sports editor of the Baltimore Afro-American, yesterday received the Frederick Douglass Award from the University System of Maryland, amid observations that the lives of the two civil rights activists nearly overlapped.Lacy, 94, was born eight years after Douglass' death. Better he follow in Douglass' footsteps, Lacy said of the 19th century abolitionist and editor."Frederick Douglass laid the groundwork for my work in journalism," Lacy said at a luncheon in his honor at Oriole Park.
January 23, 2002
THE BLACK woman emerged from stage left, attired in one of those 19th-century dresses that were narrow at the waist but billowed at the bottom. She wore a red hat with a black band and black gloves. Her voice - lovely, soulful and deep - soon filled the room, telling the audience how the ancestors of African-Americans came to these shores not voluntarily as immigrants seeking a better life, but in chains. The woman told the audience she was playing Anna Douglass, who was the first wife of Frederick Douglass - abolitionist, writer, editor, lecturer, ambassador, presidential adviser and, arguably, the most outstanding American of the 19th century.
August 2, 2000
Virginia H. Broady, 76, teacher in city schools Virginia H. Broady, a retired Baltimore City public school educator and former associate professor of mathematics at Coppin State College, died Friday of emphysema at Maryland General Hospital. She was 76. The longtime Forest Park Avenue resident, who taught mathematics at Frederick Douglass Sr. High School for many years, retired in 1992. Earlier, she had taught at Harlem Park, Booker T. Washington and Dunbar middle schools. In addition to her teaching in city schools, Miss Broady was an associate professor of mathematics at Coppin State from 1972 to 1976.
September 4, 2001
There is no historical marker at the vacant lot near Caroline and Thames streets where Frederick Douglass walked into a store to buy his first book. There are no signs on the white concrete garage on Aliceanna Street or in the parking area across from H&S Bakery on Fleet Street, other Fells Point sites associated with the famous abolitionist. Ellen Frost passes them nearly every day but didn't realize until yesterday that each site was important in the life of Douglass, who spent nearly 10 years in Fells Point before he escaped from slavery in Baltimore and became one of the 19th century's most important human and civil rights activists.
May 5, 2005
The opening ceremony for a new exhibit on Abraham Lincoln is set for 6 p.m. today at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The national traveling exhibition, Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation, looks at Lincoln's views on slavery and how they changed during the Civil War. The central library, at 400 Cathedral St., also plans a series of other free programs in connection with the six-week exhibit, including a living history presentation on...
February 1, 1993
WHOM to select as sculptor, back in 1980 when Baltimore had the funding for a statue of its famous native son, Thurgood Marshall? In a national competition with more than 40 entrants, the winner was Bolton Hill's Reuben Kramer. He entered only at the last moment; the judges liked his idea of having the subject seem to grow out of the trunk of a tree: a monarch of our forest.Where to model for the statue? Washington, said Justice Marshall; my studio, said Mr. Kramer, reversing him. The subject was driven over to Baltimore four or five times, for sittings -- standings, rather -- of an hour or so. How to keep him from growing bored, or cross?
October 7, 2002
Five houses in Fells Point, developed by Frederick Douglass in 1892, will undergo the first step toward becoming Baltimore landmarks tomorrow. The buildings at 516, 518, 520, 522 and 524 Dallas St. were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s. The local designation is long overdue, said Kathleen Kotarba, executive director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. The local designation protects the buildings from being destroyed, she said.
August 31, 2006
THEATER IBSEN'S 'ENEMY' Idealism, character assassination and political suicide are on the docket at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, where Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People opens the 2006-2007 season on Tuesday. Using a translation by Rick Davis (former associate artistic director of Center Stage) and Brian Johnston, the production is directed by Kjetil Bang-Hansen, resident director of Nationaltheatret in Oslo and author of a 1972 book on An Enemy of the People. Joseph Urla stars as idealistic Dr. Stockmann, who expects to be esteemed for his revelation that the local tourist baths are polluted.