Anna Murray Douglass and daughter getting individual grave markers at Mt. Hope Cemetery

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The wife and daughter of abolitionist and Rochesterian Frederick Douglass are finally being memorialized.

Anna Murray Douglass and her daughter, Annie, will have individual grave markers unveiled to the public at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Sept. 3.

This year marks 127 years since Anna Murray Douglass was reinterred at Mt. Hope after her body was moved from its original burial site in Washington DC.

The mother and daughter were buried at the historic cemetery in 1895 and 1860, respectively, but never had individual memorials to denote their burial place—instead sharing a monument with Frederick Douglass.

These new markers will highlight the critical work of Anna’s contribution to the fight for equality—a hallmark of the Douglass family legacy.