frederick douglass

Frederick Douglass, and statues that still speak the truth

The name of one of the great abolitionists now finds itself in rare air: Our rather pedestrian-monikered airport has been renamed the Frederick Douglass...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:04am
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Airport renaming ceremony criticized for not being ‘inclusive’

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello unveiled a new sign for the Frederick Douglass International Airport in a small ceremony Sunday, but some say last...
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Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:39am
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Rochester's airport officially renamed to honor Frederick Douglass

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello gathered with community members on Sunday for a project 15 years in the making. It was the unveiling of the Frederick...
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Sun, 02/14/2021 - 5:00pm
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Monroe County moves forward with plan to change airport's name to honor Frederick Douglass

The Monroe County legislature voted on Tuesday night to rename the Greater Rochester International Airport, in honor of Frederick Douglass. The new name...
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 3:31am
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Rochester airport could be named for Frederick Douglass

The Greater Rochester International Airport could soon become the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport under bipartisan...
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Thu, 07/30/2020 - 2:20pm
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Black Arts, and feeling the bite of change

David Shakes knows what change looks like, and sounds like, and feels like. He finds it in writers such as James Baldwin, whose words have shadowed us...
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Wed, 07/15/2020 - 6:26am
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Effort underway to name Rochester airport after Frederick Douglass

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello plans to advance an effort to name the Greater Rochester International Airport after Frederick Douglass, he announced...
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Tue, 07/14/2020 - 6:58am
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Police investigate damage to a Frederick Douglass statue in Maplewood Park

Rochester Police are investigating damage done to a statue of Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park. It happened over the weekend, and police say that...
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 9:23am
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Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for...
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Sat, 07/04/2020 - 10:13am
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City installs marker at last remaining home owned and occupied by Frederick Douglass in Rochester

The City of Rochester has installed a new historical marker at the site of the only home owned and occupied by Frederick Douglass that is still standing...
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:44am
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