Frederick Douglass (Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD)

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Title

Frederick Douglass (Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Anti-slavery movements--United States
Maryland--History
Middle Atlantic States
Public art
Public sculpture
Slavery--Maryland

Subject (Name)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Caught mid-stride, the over life-size bronze statue of Frederick Douglass stands in front of Holmes Hall on the campus of Morgan State University, a historically black university in Baltimore, MD. The bearded Douglass holds a cane in his right hand as he steps forward on his right foot.

Creator

Lewis, James Edward, 1923-1997

Date

Dedicated: February 20, 1956

Contributor

Maryland Educational Association; Children in Colored Schools; and the Citizens of Maryland.

Rights

Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland, 21251, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Holmes Hall, Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland, 21251, United States

Alternative Title

Frederick Douglass at Morgan State University

Has Part

Inscription on granite base:
Frederick Douglass
1817-1895
Humanitarian
Statesman

Bronze plaque on back of monument:
Erected By the Maryland Educational Association Through Contributions of Children in Colored Schools And Citizens of Maryland. In the Year 1956.

"I am an American
And As an American
I speak to America."

Frederick Douglass

James E. Lewis Sculptor

Extent

96 in. (243.84 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Granite

Bibliographic Citation

Kelly, Cindy, and Edwin Harlan Remsberg. Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

96 in. (243.84 cm.)

Citation

Lewis, James Edward, 1923-1997, “Frederick Douglass (Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1191.

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