Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is an educational and national heritage site that highlights African American maritime history. The exhibit chronicles the saga of Frederick Douglass’ life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man. We also take a look at the life of Isaac Myers, a free born African American who became a national leader.

As a vistor, you will also learn about the founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company and the establishment of the African American Community in Baltimore during the 1800’s.

Location: 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Tel: 410.685.0295 x 252

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2013 Book Festival

The Baltimore Urban Book Festival 2013 will be held on Sunday July 14, 2013 from 12 pm until 6 pm. This event will be held at The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum located on 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD. 21231. Set up time will be from 10:30 am-12 pm.

This year’s Sip and Sign Q and A will be located under our main author tent. Enjoy the evening with some of literacy’s influential ladies as we sit down for a up close and personal interview. Immediately after each Q and A, participants may have the opportunities to purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

This year’s book signing is sponsored by Mahogany Books. Complimentary glasses of wine will be available.

2013 Sip and Sign Featured Authors

                      Sponsored by:

1.Caroline Jhingory hosted by The Book Look’s own Charisse Carney- Nunes This special program will be taped live by the Book Look.

2.Donna Hill hosted by EDC creations Ella Curry

3.Sadequa Johnson hosted by Sharon Lucas of the Reading Divas Book Club

4.Angela Stanton hosted by TBA