Arts & Culture

Art Space: MPT Documentaries Explore the Lives of Maryland’s Most Famous Abolitionists

Airing on PBS, the two films provide in-depth looks at how Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass pursued equality for all.

Art Space is a recurring element in the UpFront section of our print publication that spotlights a local artist or project making an impact in the city at large. Here’s what’s going on this month:

Their efforts to guide enslaved people to freedom would forever change our nation. And this month, the legacies of two Marylanders will be honored on film for all to stream. Airing on PBS on October 4 and 11, respectively, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom and Becoming Frederick Douglass will provide in-depth looks at how these hometown heroes pursued equality for all. “There are so many figures hailing from our state who have impacted the world,” says Travis Mitchell, chief content officer at MPT, which produced the documentaries with Firelight Films. “This is the beginning of a series of new stories we’ll be able to bring forth.”

—Courtesy of Maryland Public Television