Oct 212020

Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh

This mural at Lower Gilmore Place, exhibits a powerful portrait of Frederick Douglass, the former enslaved man who became one of the most prestigious antislavery agents of his time. The building is the location in which Fredrick Douglass resident while in Edinburgh in 1846, eight years after escaping the brutal regime of his enslaver on a plantation in Maryland.

Following his escape, Douglass became a leading light in the US abolitionist movement and was sent to Great Britain on a speaking tour.