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Douglass family nonprofit to move to Rochester (access required)

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives to relocate from Atlanta

The family of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass plans to make Rochester the new home for the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. The announcement was made this week by Douglass’ great-great-great grandson, Kenneth Morris Jr., and his mother, Nettie Washington Douglass. The nonprofit’s current home is Atlanta. “Every day since 2007, our organization has been building a body of ...

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