frederick douglass

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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WATCH: The legacy of Frederick Douglass

https://youtu.be/z6yNSIwM1WI Re-energizing the indomitable Frederick Douglass. That’s what’s happening right now in our community in commemoration of...
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Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:51am
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Frederick Douglass' July 4 speeches trace American history

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a century after his death, Frederick Douglass and July 4 remain profoundly intertwined. Douglass was one of the greatest...
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Sun, 07/01/2018 - 9:17am
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University of Rochester to award honorary degree to Frederick Douglass

The University of Rochester says it will give its first ever posthumous honorary degree to Frederick Douglass during commencement ceremonies on May 20...
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Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:29am
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