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Rochester is emblematic of the strong efforts for freedom that New York has represented throughout history.

Frederick Douglass in “Let’s Have Tea”, created by Rochester sculptor Pepsy Kettavong

It was the home of Frederick Douglass and significant work done by other leaders in the Anti-Slavery Movement. The tour goes beyond the symbolic nature of the advocates for fairness. It explains the hard work and powerful stories of the people who defied laws and the cultural perceptions of those times to develop a system which was an integral part of the Underground Railroad to deliver fugitive individuals and families to freedom.

Learn how the most prominent abolitionist leaders connected with Rochester and its citizens through speeches and appearances that was indicative of the most progressive ideas of the anti-slavery movement in the U.S. during the mid-19th century.

The tour will also help participants understand how this progressive civil rights mindset continues to resonate with Americans in the 21st century. It will visit National Freedom Trail sites and other historical locations that will bring New York’s historic part in the advocacy of civil rights to the forefront for everyone who embraces fairness, freedom and equal treatment of all citizens.

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Registration is $30/participant
Lower Falls Foundation Members: $0/member