Frederick Douglass never knew his exact birthday, but he later chose February 14 because his mother used to call him her “Little Valentine.” This year marks the abolitionist and Maryland native’s 200th birthday, and thanks to the efforts of more then two dozen local groups, interactive exhibits on the city’s African-American heritage from some of the its best museums will be on display at the park that bears Douglass’ name. Mayor Catherine Pugh will provide remarks, and the fun afternoon also includes educational storytelling by Growing Griots, a performance of by Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show, a singing contest judged by “The Voice” finalist Davon Fleming and free tastings from Popsations Gourmet Popcorn, Connie’s Chicken and Waffles and Terra Cafe.
Noon-4 p.m., Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St., (410) 685-0295, baltimore.org, free.
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