Many Rochesterians are aware of our city's rich history of social movements and activism. Among the most famous and impactful of these individuals who lived and worked in Rochester were former slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, and suffragist Susan B. Anthony. The two became friends and collaborators, struggling together for a time through their separate and lonely journeys, and their mutual seeking of equal standing in the world of men.
On Friday, October 17, Writers and Books (740 University Avenue) will host "Two Kinds of Fear: A Story Telling by Bill Pruitt," two original, intertwining stories about Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony in their momentous and turbulent times. The event will take place 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5, or free for pre-teens (the show is not recommended for primary school age). For more information, call 467-9510 or visit wab.org.