Anna Douglass honored for her critical contribution to the fight for equality

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A prominent abolitionist’s family was honored today at Mount Hope Cemetery. September 3rd is the day in 1838 in which Frederick Douglass sought freedom with the aid of his future wife Anna.

Both Anna Douglass, and her daughter Annie, were moved from their original burial site in Washington DC to the cemetery at Mount Hope, next to Frederick Douglass. On Saturday new markers were unveiled that highlight the critical work of Anna’s contribution to the fight for equality.