“He was regarded by many as the quintessential African American for the 19th century…maybe for all time.”
Dr. David Anderson of the Frederick Douglass Commission
In honor of Harriet Tubman on becoming the first African American to be placed on U.S currency. We invite you to experience the Underground Railroad like you never have before. Encounter the stories and legacy of Frederick Douglass in the exact spot where he helped guide freedom- bound escapees use the Genesee River to reach Lake Ontario and then Canada. This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s great Douglass scholars teach at one of the final destination points of the Underground Railroad. Don’t miss this!
Place: Kelsey’s Landing Marker in Maplewood Park (Lake & Driving Park A)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Dr. David Anderson/Sankofa is a founding member of Blackstorytelling League, and of Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates. Since 1981, he has shared African American lore with groups in 25 states and Ghana. He is a Visiting Scholar at Nazareth College of Rochester, and a recipient of the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award. Through his living history interpretive performance, Dr. Anderson underscores that Afro-Rochester has been a significant, continuous, and noble presence from 1817 to the present.
Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit: www.lowerfallsfdn.org