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Frederick & Anna Douglass in Rochester New York - Their Home Was Open to All - cover

Frederick & Anna Douglass in Rochester New York - Their Home Was Open to All

Rose O'Keefe

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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The story of the upstate New York home where the orator and former slave lived with family, houseguests, and fugitives on the Underground Railroad.   Despite living through one of our nation’s most bitter and terrifying times, Frederick Douglass and his wife, Anna, raised five children in a loving home with flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens in Rochester, New York for twenty-five years beginning in 1848. While Frederick traveled widely, fighting for the freedom and rights of his brethren, Anna cared for their home, family, and extended circle.   Their house was open to fugitives on the Underground Railroad, visiting abolitionists, and houseguests who stayed for weeks, months, and years at a time. In this book, local history expert Rose O’Keefe weaves together the story of the Douglasses’ experience in Rochester and the indelible mark they left on the Flower City.  Includes illustrations
Available since: 08/04/2011.
Print length: 227 pages.

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