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Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 25, 2012
1. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Inscription. On this site, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) published an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, and succeeding journals from 1847 until 1863. He had escaped from slavery in his youth and become one of the most eloquent speakers and aggressive journalists in the abolitionist movement. He won recognition as the leading spokesman for the black cause after the Civil War and received several federal appointments in that capacity.
 
Erected 1976 by The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
 
Location. 43° 9.345′ N, 77° 36.705′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main St. near Aqueduct St., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. From the street, the marker is partially hidden behind a bus shelter. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Mills and Races (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Front Street (about 300 feet away); From Hunting Ground to City (about 400 feet away); Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); The Genesee River
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 25, 2012
2. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Wide shot facing East
(about 500 feet away); Main Street Bridge (about 500 feet away); Second Erie Canal Aqueduct (about 500 feet away); National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Next to the bus shelter is a more detailed sign/plaque with more information on Douglass and the North Star, and Douglass' life and work. Just inside the building is a small display on Douglass. On the north side of Main St. facing south is a granite pedestal with a metal plaque with more information on Douglass.
 
Additional keywords. North Star Newspaper, Frederick Douglass' Newspaper
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCommunicationsNotable Persons
 
Historic Site in Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy
3. Historic Site in Journalism Marker
Wide shot facing West
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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