Statue honoring Fredrick Douglass replaced in Rochester

A new statue honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass has replaced an original statue upstate.

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2020, 11:36 AM

Updated 1,406 days ago

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A new statue honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass has replaced an original statue upstate.
The original statue in Rochester was torn off its base and damaged by vandals on July 4.
Two students who were arrested for vandalizing a different Douglass statue in 2018 helped set up the new one on Thursday.
They say it goes beyond community service and restitution, and that they now understand the character and values Douglass stood for.
 


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