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Frederick Douglass Memorial Plaza illuminates statue at its new location

A ribbon-cutting and lighting ceremony was held Wednesday night in honor of the completion of Frederick Douglass Memorial Plaza at Highland Park in...
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Wed, 12/04/2019 - 6:26pm
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Contents of time capsule under Douglass statue likely not salvageable

The material found recently inside a time capsule underneath the base of the Frederick Douglass statue in Highland Park is likely not salvageable. That...
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Fri, 10/25/2019 - 2:14pm
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Time capsule found underneath Frederick Douglass statue

The project that involves moving an historic statue of Frederick Douglass within Highland Park to a more prominent location yielded a surprise this week...
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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 3:34pm
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Using yarn installation to create a thread to Rochester's social activism past

Two local women are using a yarn installation to create a thread from Rochester's social activism past to today. Today, Corinthian Street near the...
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Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:44am
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A partnership formed to help honor the life of Frederick Douglass

There’s a new partnership in an effort to bring a strong, multi-media focus on the life of Frederick Douglass. The famed abolitionist, who spent years...
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Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:21am
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Supporters gather to watch the re-installation of a Frederick Douglass statue

Less than a week since vandalism brought down one of the 13 statues of Frederick Douglass that have been placed around Rochester, a replacement has...
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Fri, 12/21/2018 - 8:38am
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"It's time to consider how we treat people," says project manager after vandalism of Douglass statue

UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, St. John Fisher President Gerard Rooney said the 2 students accused of criminal mischief have been suspended: Here is his...
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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:29am
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A Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester damaged in what RPD says may have been a theft attempt

Rochester Police are investigating damage done to one of the 13 statues of Frederick Douglass that have been placed around the city. Police say that...
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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 5:48pm
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Connections: Historian David Blight and his book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"

Historian David Blight has written a remarkable new biography on Frederick Douglass. The book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" includes...
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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 9:37am
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Life-sized Douglass statues to go up around Rochester

Frederick Douglass was the first Black American to have a monument erected in his honor. Now, more than a century later members of the Re-Energizing the...
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Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:31pm
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