Frederick Douglass presentation May 18

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ROME — Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will host Leigh Fought of LeMoyne College, who will discuss her research on Frederick Douglass, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the auditorium.

Douglass escaped slavery and is well known for his role as an abolitionist, as well as his involvement in the Women’s Rights Movement.

Douglass, the great Black orator and statesman of the 19th century, has long been associated with his homes in Rochester and Washington, D.C. Yet, he also played key roles in the Abolitionist Movement, Underground Railroad, and nascent Women’s Rights Movement in Central New York.

Fought, professor of history at Le Moyne College in Syracuse and author of, “Women in the World of Frederick,” will describe Douglass’s history supporting the women of the region, portraying him as an ally to their efforts to ensure a more just world.

For more information, call 315-336-5870, or go online to www.romehistoricalsociety.org.

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