Special Events

Frederick Douglass Monument 116th Commemoration

When: Tue., June 9, 7-9 p.m. 2015

the Frederick Douglass Monument will have graced the City of Rochester for 116 years. This was the nation’s first statue erected to honor an African American. The City of Rochester will mark this occasion by proclaiming June 9th Frederick Douglass Day with live music by UMOJA Drummers and Jazz Trumpeter Nate Rawls, as well as a Negro Spirituals’ Sing-A-Long. Guest speakers are Bishop Violet L. Fisher of The United Methodist Church, and Rev. Julius D. Jackson of East Aurora Christian Church.

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