Rediscovering Frederick Douglass

Rediscovering Frederick Douglass

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:00pm

Photo: Rediscovering Frederick Douglass title card

Credit: City of Rochester

Rediscovering Frederick Douglass tells the story of how a photograph of famed abolitionist and eminent human rights leader Frederick Douglass—not seen for more than a century—was rediscovered in the Rochester Public Library. The historic photo was found during routine repairs of a scrapbook in the Library’s Special Collections.

The documentary—produced by City Communications Bureau staff members Tiana Stephens and William Schwappacher—investigates the mystery surrounding this unique image, reveals details about the interesting life of the owner of the photograph and explores the ways Douglass used photography as a tool in the fight for social reform. 

Rediscovering Frederick Douglass airs Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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