20 February 2008

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, circa 1866

Surprisingly enough, prior to becoming a culturally and politically placid city, unrelentingly conformist in virtually every way, Rochester was a center of radical dissent, in particular of women's suffrage and anti-slavery agitation. It was home to both Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Theirs is a legacy to which the University here pays lip service. Frederick Douglass died 20 February 1895.

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Blogger a.f.c.tank said...

It's a fascinating coincidence that later on photography itself was mass-marketed from the very same hotbed, unassuming as it was and still remains.

Rochester must be one of those semi-secret places where small things happen to great effect and from which great thoughts emanate without the need to call attention.

There's so much more to explore here, and I find your perspective refreshing and unique. Thank you for this space and the diverse content.


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