The Frederick Douglass Statue

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Greece Public Library
Welsh Room

Event Details

Rochester’s monument to Frederick Douglass was the first in the country to honor an African American. Reverend Julius David Jackson, Jr. will introduce a locally produced short film which tells the story of the monument and his vision to honor Douglass by relocating and illuminating the monument in its new location at Highland Park, and his efforts to rename the Rochester International Airport after Douglass. Additional discussion, along with a question and answer session, will follow.

About the presenter: the Reverend Julius David Jackson, Jr. (known as JD) is the pastor of United Church of Pittsford. Besides his numerous awards for his fraternal and civic work, he has served on boards of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Greater Rochester Commission, Big Brother Big Sisters, the School of the Arts (SOTA), and AIDs Community Health Center. He is a graduate of RIT and holds a master’s degree in Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School.

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Presenter: Greece Historical Society

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