Need to Know Rochester: Frederick Douglass Institute

This week on Need to Know Rochester, celebrating 25 years of the Frederick Douglass Institute at the University of Rochester and a sneak preview of Garth Fagan's newest creation on stage.

WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews Cilas Kemedijo, the Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester.

Also, Garth Fagan provides a behind the scenes sneak peek at "Madiba" and explains this new performance's connection to Nelson Mandela. You can see that preview in the video box below.

Plus, WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward updates this week's DEC public hearings on proposed gas drilling in New York State.

Watch Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV Friday night at 8:30 and Sunday afternoon at 12:30.