Frederick Douglass

Frederick & Anna Douglass in Rochester: Their Home Was Open to All

When: Tue., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. 2019

Frederick Douglass spent twenty-five years with his family in Rochester, beginning in 1848. Frederick and his wife, Anna, raised five children in their home. While Frederick traveled widely, Anna cared for their home and their family and extended circle. Their house was open to fugitives, visiting abolitionists, and houseguests. Local author Rose O’Keefe weaves together the story of the Douglass’ experience in Rochester and the indelible mark they left on the Flower City. Autographed copies of her book "Frederick & Anna Douglass in Rochester, New York" will be available for $20 (tax included). Presented by the Greece Historical Society.