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Maryland's first annual Civil Rights Heroes Day

Tubman Douglass Statues
Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 13:27:33-05

BALTIMORE, md. — Saturday, February 20, the anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ death, is Civil Rights Heroes Day for the first time in Maryland history.

The Maryland flag will be lowered to half-staff to mark the occasion.

“As we commemorate Black History Month, I am proud to honor the lives and legacies of Maryland’s iconic civil rights leaders, including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall,” said Governor Hogan. “It is my hope that we continue to reflect on the countless contributions of these remarkable leaders, and to continuously fight for unity, equality, and justice.”

Last February, statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were unveiled in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House.

View the proclamation here.