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Airport to be renamed for abolitionist Frederick Douglass (access required)

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The Greater Rochester International Airport will adopt the name of the city’s most famous abolitionist. County lawmakers on Tuesday voted to change the airport name to Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport, following a petition and bipartisan legislation co-sponosored by ...

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Douglass property deed shows abolitionist’s interest in economic development (access required)

The Frederick Douglass sculpture in Highland Park.

A deed discovered by a team from Rochester Institute of Technology in December shows that Frederick Douglass made efforts to invest in Rochester, and not just live and work here. The famed abolitionist, who was born into slavery 200 years ...

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Hundreds ‘shine a light’ on Douglass (access required)

"Shine a Light on Douglass" is part of a yearlong effort to celebrate Frederick Douglass' life and accomplishments.
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Hundreds of Rochesterians came together Wednesday evening—as part of a yearlong celebration of Frederick Douglass’ life and accomplishments—to shine a light on the beloved 1899 Douglass monument at Highland Bowl. “Tonight’s ‘Shine a Light on Douglass’ event helps to illustrate ...

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Frederick Douglass anniversary events planned (access required)

The Frederick Douglass sculpture in Highland Park.

The city of Rochester and the Rochester Public Library are sponsoring several events at the Central Library and the Frederick Douglass Community Library in honor of Frederick Douglass , who was born 200 years ago in February 1818. Douglass chose ...

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Rochester marks Douglass’ 200th birthday (access required)

The Frederick Douglass sculpture in Highland Park.

Dignitaries, business leaders and community members gathered Thursday at Hochstein School of Music and Dance to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birth. It was the first event in a yearlong series to commemorate the 19th-century African-American abolitionist’s legacy. ...

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