Highland Beach: A Douglass Legacy

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Founded in 1893 by Maj. Charles R. Douglass – son of abolitionist Frederick Douglass – and incorporated in 1922, Highland Beach served as a summer resort on the Chesapeake Bay for prominent black professionals. Mayor Ray Langston and educator Dena Henderson Sewell are among those interviewed. The importance of women to the community is noted, especially Fannie Douglass, who became the town's postmaster. The program includes rare home movies of daily life in the town during the 1940s. The restoration of "Twin Oaks," the summer cottage built in 1895 for Frederick Douglass, now the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center, is the subject of the last segment. Producer/Writer: Marilyn M. Phillips. Announcer: Alec Webb. Excerpt (“An Old House Speaks”) from “Reflections of Life at Highland Beach, Maryland," by Betty F. Henderson, read by Millicent Williamson.
Maryland Public Television
Broadcasting, Communications
North America; United States of America
Public Broadcasting
Special Collections and University Archives
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Maryland Public Television records
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:736353; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/46452; Filename: bcast-077504

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