On June 18, Easton, Md., will celebrate the homecoming of one of their most revered natives.

Through the work of local government officials and residents, a statue of Frederick Douglass, theformer slave turned historical figure, is set to be unveiled on the front lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse.  ?

The statue was crafted by professional sculptor Jay Hall Carpenter, whose work has appeared in the Washington National Cathedral, the Smithsonian, the New England Medical Center and many other establishments across the country.

The creation and planting of the sculpture was spearheaded by the persistent efforts Frederick Douglass Honor Society, an organization that seeks to honor the legacy of the famed orator, writer and political activist.

After escaping slavery, Douglass later left an indelible mark on the economic, social and political landscape in America during the nineteenth century. Despite his rise to prominence, he never forgot about his native state.

Following the unveiling, the town will kick off a four-day celebration filled with a list of activities including historical monologues, exhibits, church services and tours.

For more information on the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue, call 410-770-8000.