Frederick and Anna Douglass in Rochester, NY: Their home was open to all

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

Event Details

Cancelled due to weather.
Frederick Douglass spent twenty-five years with his family in Rochester, beginning in 1848. Despite living through one of our nation's most bitter and terrifying times, Frederick and his wife, Anna, raised five children in Rochester, in a loving home with flower, fruit and vegetable gardens. While Frederick traveled widely, fighting for freedom and rights of his brethren, Anna cared for their home and family. Their house was open to fugitives on the Underground Railroad, visiting abolitionists and house guests that stayed for weeks, months and years at a time. Join us as we learn together the story of the Douglass' experience in Rochester and the indelible mark they left on the Flower City. 

Presented by local author Rose O'Keefe in cooperation with the Greece Historical Society. 

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