Can you match up these famous Marylanders with facts about them?


1. This famous funny poet was known for his puns and and making up words to fit his rhymes. He lived in Baltimore most of his life and once wrote: "I could not love New York. Had I not loved Balti-more."

2. This slave was born in Dorchester County and earned the name "Moses" for helping about 115 slaves gain freedom in roughly 13 escapes via the Underground Railroad. It is estimated that she gave directions to another 70 who escaped on their own. She even spied for the North during the Civil War.

3. A puppetry class at the University of Maryland College Park led this studio arts major to his calling. His most famous creation is Kermit the Frog.

4. Once this slave learned how to read, he studied every newspaper, book or political tract he could get his hands on. After he escaped to freedom, he became an editor, orator and the author of an autobiography that brought him worldwide fame.

5. This U.S. lawyer was detained on a British ship during their evening bombardment of Baltimore's Fort McHenry in 1814. He was so overjoyed to see the U.S. flag still flying the next morning that he wrote a poem: "Defence of Fort M'Henry." Today, it is known as "The Star-Spangled Banner," our national anthem.


1. Ogden Nash
2. Harriet Tubman
3. Jim Henson
4. Frederick Douglass
5. Francis Scott Key