Posted on November 5, 2014
Baltimore celebrated the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slavery in Maryland on Saturday, November 1, by offering a one-time-only tour of Baltimore’s three noted African-American museums. The Legends and Legacies Heritage Tour was hosted by Renaissance Tours and Productions and included the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum. The tour included character actors from the Jubilee time period such as Frederick Douglass, Mary Eliza Mahoney (the first degreed and certified nurse) and Henry "Box" Brown (the first man to ship himself to freedom). This was one of the many events statewide honoring Emancipation Day this fall.