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Rochester's Roots: Frederick Douglass

February 14, 2019 08:51 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area. 

Born a slave in the 1800s in Maryland, Frederick Douglass moved to the Flower City in 1843.

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A few years later, the famous abolitionist and writer started the North Star, an anti-slavery newspaper.

The site of his first home in Rochester on Alexander street now has a historic marker. There are 13 new Frederick Douglass statues up across the area.

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