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Frederick Douglass Freedom Festival

  • Highland Park 180 Reservoir Avenue Rochester, NY, 14620 United States (map)
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On Friday, an abolitionist tour will travel to the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn (departure is at 10 a.m. from the Staybridge Suites Hotel, 1000 Genesee Street). On Saturday, a wreathing ceremony will be held at the monument in Highland Park (beginning at 1:30 p.m.), with speakers, including Kevin Douglass Greene, a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass. And on Sunday, a motorcade will travel from Favor Street (the original site of Memorial AME Zion Church, where the Douglass family attended) to the monument and the Douglass gravesite in Mt. Hope Cemetery (begins at 2:30 p.m. on Favor Street). For more information, contact Friends of Frederick Douglass at 224-381-7540 or