Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

The park was a site on the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches.

Police say the statue of Douglass was taken from Maplewood Park and placed near the Genesee River gorge on Sunday.

On July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” in Rochester. There was no indication the vandalism was timed to the anniversary.The park was a site on the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

 

 

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