Rediscovering Frederick Douglass

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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. 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.

Airs on WXXI-TV November 20, 2018 at 1:30 am
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