The Baltimore City Council hearing on the landmark designation for Old Douglass High School will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. The hearing will take place at 100 Holliday Street – Baltimore, Maryland.
Frederick Douglass High School was the first high school established for African Americans in Baltimore City and the state of Maryland. Originally established as the Colored High School in 1883, this institution is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2013. This building, located in the city block bound by Calhoun, Carey and Baker Streets was constructed in 1924. It is the oldest existing building for African American education in the City of Baltimore. Its role in the history of Baltimore City as a site of African American education and empowerment is unsurpassed, nurturing many leaders in Civil Rights, law, government, and the arts.