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Maryland Humanities Presents 24th Year of Living History Series

Chautauqua Performances Feature a Legendary Abolitionist, a Boundary-Breaking Supreme Court Justice, and a Fierce Humanitarian

(Baltimore, MD) – Maryland Humanities brings Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Eleanor Roosevelt back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Seeking Justice. Actor-scholars portraying these three giants of social justice will travel to eight counties throughout the state, from July 5 until July 15.

Chautauqua celebrates its 24th season this summer. Living history performances by actor-scholars are followed by question and answer sessions which spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun. The Thurgood Marshall performance features an excerpt from the George Stevens, Jr. play, Thurgood, and will be followed by a dialogue with Dr. Lenneal Henderson. Henderson, an internationally recognized scholar, brought Marshall to life in the 2010 Maryland Humanities Chautauqua tour. Every Chautauqua performance is free and open to the public and opens with live local musical and theatrical acts.

Chautauqua performances will take place at: Garrett College in McHenry; Elkton Central Library; Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels; Harford Community College in Bel Air; Cecil College in Elkton; College of Southern Maryland in La Plata; Montgomery College in Germantown; Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville; and Crofton Community Library. Learn more about Chautauqua at

Chautauqua is supported in part by Old Line Bank, Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences, Talbot County Arts Council (with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council), and Karen and Langley Shook.

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