On the 100th anniversary of the death of Frederick Douglass, Ebony magazine urged its readers to plan family vacations so that the kids could see monuments to black history. They recommended you visit the birthplace of Frederick Douglass.
But you can’t get to Douglass’sbirthplace by following the tourist guidebooks and roadside history markers. They point you to the bridge that carries MD Route 328 across Tuckahoe River. The bridge was rebuilt in 2013 and named in honor of Douglass. A historic marker at the end of the bridge commemorates Douglass and his birthplace. But the historic marker is 6 miles off.