I am excited to endorse the mission of the Lower Falls Foundation. Working together with community stakeholders from across the City of Rochester and Monroe County, the Lower Falls Foundation is committed to revitalizing one of our nation's most culturally, ecologically and historically significant sites.
Molly Clifford, Councilperson for the City of Rochester
“Rochester was a major destination on the path to freedom for countless slaves,” Mayor Warren stated. “This designation is a lasting testament to our city’s deep legacy as a proponent of liberty and social justice. I applaud the Lower Falls Foundation for their efforts to bring national recognition to a site in which Frederick Douglass, and so many other heroes directed slaves to their eventual freedom. It is important to remember our past as we chart a future of safer more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”