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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Douglass 1815-1895

 
 
Frederick Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 12, 2020
1. Frederick Douglass Marker
Inscription.  Frederick Douglass, brilliant orator, writer, abolitionist, educator and statesman, freed from slavery by purchase, selected Rochester in 1847 "As the place to establish my paper" The North Star, soon renamed the Frederick Douglass Paper. Douglass delivered many abolitionist and suffrage addresses internationally. Douglass, during the Civil War, met with President Lincoln to urge equal treatment and uniforms for black and white Union soldiers. His dramatic appeal in 1863, “Men of Color, To Arms“ was reprinted in Boston and New York, where Douglass sought recruits for two black regiments. Douglass moved to Washington after the war and became a consultant on Reconstruction laws. President Harrison appointed him minister to Haiti in 1889. When he died in 1895, his body was returned to Rochester to lay in state at City Hall. He was buried in Mt. Hope cemetery and his statue now stands in Highland Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 43° 9.356′ 
The Talman Building image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 12, 2020
2. The Talman Building
This is the view of the Talman Building from the marker position across the street. Frederick Douglass published his weekly newspaper from the building. A plaque commemorating this fact is mounted on the building. (See "Historic Site in Journalism.")
N, 77° 36.719′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles east of State Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the north side of Main Street, in front of the Reynolds Arcade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614, Rochester NY 14614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reynolds Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Powers and Wilder Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Mills and Races (about 300 feet away); From Hunting Ground to City (about 400 feet away); Main Street Bridge (about 500 feet away); Early Education (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Douglass (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Frederick Douglass Marker is mid block image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 12, 2020
3. The Frederick Douglass Marker is mid block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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