Frederick Douglass's legacy and how it impacted so many parts of Rochester continues to be explored this year. "Frederick Douglass, Rochester Quakers, and Social Reforms in 19th Century" will take a look at how the Quakers in the Rochester area influenced Douglass's decisions and contributed to the ideas espoused in his rhetoric. The Quakers, also known as the Friends, are known for being an open community that embraces diversity. At the event, Judy Wellman, historian and board member of the 1816 Meetinghouse, will give an overview of the Douglass and Quaker connection in Rochester; Justin Murphy, D&C reporter and a Quaker, will talk about Douglass's efforts for equality in education in Rochester; and David Shakes, actor and director, will deliver excerpts from Douglass's speeches. The event will also be in honor of Dr. David Anderson, who is a member of the national Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission.
"Frederick Douglass, Rochester Quakers, and Social Reforms in 19th Century" will take place Sunday, August 5, at the Rochester Friends Meeting, 84 Scio Street. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 325-7260; firstname.lastname@example.org.