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    A trending online petition is calling for Greater Rochester International Airport to be renamed after African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The new Change.org appeal argues that the New York air hub should be rechristened as Frederick Douglass International Airport to honor the author, orator and civil rights leader. As of Monday morning, the pitch has received over 1,000 signatures. Douglass lived in Rochester for 25 years, the Democrat and Chronicle reports, where he ran and published The North Star, an influential anti-slavery...
              ROCHESTER, New York (AP) — Police in Rochester were trying to determine Monday who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its base on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the upstate New York city in 1852. The statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was...
    Even after toppling monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the statue-smashers managed to reach a new height of insanity: Upstate vandals destroyed a statue of Frederick Douglass on the 168th anniversary of his best-known anti-slavery speech. Maybe that was the point: Douglass’ speech extolled the promise of America outlined in the Declaration of Independence, making him a ripe target for radicals who believe the nation was founded with a stain of racism it can never remove. Rochester police on...
    (CNN)Theres only a stump where a statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass once stood. The monument to Douglass, one of several in Rochester, New York, was found ripped from its base and disposed in a gorge over the weekend. Countless statues have fallen in recent weeks, but unlike Douglasss, they were all of men on the opposite side of history. The incident occurred either late July 4 or early July 5, according to Rochesters Communications Director Justin Roj. Apart from...
    The statue of Frederick Douglas was demolished in New York, precisely on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches against slavery A statue of Frederick Douglass, one of the main leaders of the abolitionist movement in the United States in the 19th century, was demolished this Sunday in the city of Rochester, in New York, precisely on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches against slavery. According to local media reports, the statue was ripped...
    Frederick Douglass criticized the design of the Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C. days after it was unveiled in 1876, according to a recently discovered newspaper clipping, the Wall Street Journal reported. Douglass conveyed his disapproval five days after the statue, depicting a kneeling black man under a standing Abraham Lincoln, was unveiled in a letter to the National Republican newspaper, the WSJ reported. Douglass, who also spoke at the statue’s unveiling, said in his letter that the freed slave could...
    Rochester, N.Y. — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the city in 1852. Police said the statue was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. No arrests have been made. In a Monday morning tweet, President Trump blamed anarchists for the incident. The statue was found...
    This photo provided by WROC-TV shows the remnants of a Frederick Douglass statue ripped from its base at a park in Rochester, New York, on July 5, 2020. Ben Densieski/WROC-TV via AP Police in Rochester, New York, found a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass removed from its base in Maplewood Park on Sunday. The statue had been disposed of by a nearby river gorge, and police are investigating the incident.  Douglass gave his famed What to the Slave...
    DONALD Trump said anarchists have no bounds after the statue of Black abolitionist icon and former slave Frederick Douglass was torn down. The President also called out “Democrat run” city officials for their lack of political leadership during the Black Lives Matter protests, saying angry, violent, criminal mobs are taking over. 4 The statue was torn off its baseCredit: AP:Associated Press 4 The Frederick Douglass monument that was torn down on July 5 and placed over the fence of the...
    A Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester, New York was torn down Sunday night, The Democrat and Chronicle reported. “It’s really sad because here in Rochester the statue of Frederick Douglass has always been a face of good,” said Carvin Eison, who helped erect several statues of Douglass around Rochester. The vandalism occurred on the anniversary of Douglass’ 1852 speech that criticized the celebration of Independence Day in a country where slavery remained legal. A statue of black abolitionist...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump called out “Democrat run” city officials for their lack of political leadership over the recent tear down of a Fredrick Douglass monument over the Fourth of July weekend. On Monday, the president took to Twitter to go after Gov Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio as a statue of Black abolitionist legend Frederick Douglass was torn down in Rochester, New York on July 5. 3 President Trump calls out Gov Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, N.Y., on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, which he delivered in that city in 1852. The statue of Douglass was dismantled and taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet (15 meters) from its pedestal, police said....
    A statue of iconic abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn down over the weekend where it stood in a park in Rochester, New York, the Democrat & Chronicle reported — and the act occurred on the anniversary of Douglass speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? that he gave in the city prior to the Civil War. What are the details? The Douglass statue in Maplewood Park was toppled from its base and left near the...
    A statue of abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, was vandalized in Rochester, New York on Sunday. The statue was taken down from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. A statue of Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York, on the anniversary of his famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. The statue was found in a gorge about 50 feet away, with...
    NEW YORK -- Historical statues were found vandalized over the weekend in both Connecticut and New York.In Waterbury, Connecticut, a statue of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was discovered beheaded.Many blame Columbus for the genocide and exploitation of Native Americans.The mayor of Waterbury said hes committed to addressing inequities caused by systemic racism, but he called the vandalism unacceptable.Meanwhile, a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York on the anniversary of one of...
    NEW YORK -- Historical statues were found vandalized over the weekend in both Connecticut and New York.In Waterbury, Connecticut, a statue of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was discovered beheaded.Many blame Columbus for the genocide and exploitation of Native Americans.The mayor of Waterbury said hes committed to addressing inequities caused by systemic racism, but he called the vandalism unacceptable.Meanwhile, a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York on the anniversary of one of...
    NEW YORK -- Historical statues were found vandalized over the weekend in both Connecticut and New York.In Waterbury, Connecticut, a statue of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was discovered beheaded.Many blame Columbus for the genocide and exploitation of Native Americans.The mayor of Waterbury said hes committed to addressing inequities caused by systemic racism, but he called the vandalism unacceptable.Meanwhile, a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York on the anniversary of one of...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York was torn down by protesters and suffered such significant damage that it will have to be replaced, The Democrat & Chronicle reported. This is at least the second incident in a matter of days in which a statue that in no way honors racism has been vandalized. At some point over the Independence Day weekend, one or more vandals toppled the statue from its base and then moved it about...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York was torn down by protesters and suffered such significant damage that it will have to be replaced, The Democrat & Chronicle reported. This is at least the second incident in a matter of days in which a statue that in no way honors racism has been vandalized. At some point over the Independence Day weekend, one or more vandals toppled the statue from its base and then moved it about...
    President Donald Trump ripped the “anarchists” who tore down a statue of Frederick Douglass over the weekend. “This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. Trump shared a Breitbart article that reported a statue of the abolitionist was removed from its base in a Rochester, N.Y. park. Police reported the statue was moved 50 feet from its pedestal. It was missing a finger and was damaged. Douglass was born into slavery and escaped to the North....
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been toppled and destroyed in upstate New York — on the 168th anniversary of his most famous anti-slavery speech. Rochester police said the statue of the former slave was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. It was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet away, and the damage to the base and...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet (15 meters) from...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York state, on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet from its pedestal, police...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been toppled and destroyed in upstate New York — on the 168th anniversary of his most well-known anti-slavery speech. Rochester police stated the statue of the previous slave was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a website alongside the Underground Railroad the place Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. It was discovered on the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 ft away, and the injury to the...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been toppled and destroyed in upstate New York — on the 168th anniversary of his most famous anti-slavery speech. Rochester police said the statue of the former slave was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. It was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet away, and the damage to the base and...