Frederick Douglass and the Enslaved People of Wye House
It was at the Wye Plantation near Easton that the boy Frederick Douglass first realized he was not free. University of Maryland archaeologists have meticulously pieced together clues about the daily lives of the African Americans owned by the Lloyd family -- the garden they designed, the kitchen crops they grew, the foods they cooked and their religious symbols reflecting African spirituality as well as Christianity. Professor Mark Leone gives us a tour of the exhibit “Frederick Douglass & Wye House: Archaeology and African-American Culture in Maryland.”
More information about archaeological research on African-American culture at Wye House is here.
Maryland Day, the College Park campus’s annual open house, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 pm, with many family-friendly and interactive events for all ages. All the details are here.