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

Historic Site in Journalism

[The North Star]

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Sites in Journalism series list.
 
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. From the street, the marker is partially hidden behind a bus shelter. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reynolds Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass 1815-1895 (within shouting distance of this marker); Powers and Wilder Buildings (within shouting 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 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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
 
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 was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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