A bust of Frederick Douglass at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

A bust of Frederick Douglass at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
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At the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School 5/1/17

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In the Rush Rhees Library [Photo: David Kramer] From Frederick Douglass in Rochester: a gallery of images and words

We’ve been proud to share images of Frederick Douglass that can be found throughout Rochester.

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Shawn Dunwoody’s mural [Photo: George Payne]From Frederick Douglass in Rochester: a gallery of images and words

In George Payne’s Frederick Douglass in Rochester: a gallery of images and words, we saw a bust of Douglass in the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees Library and a mural on Main Street made by Shawn Dunwoody.

In Passing the torch at the Susan B. Anthony House, we saw Frederick have tea with Susan B. Anthony.

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Filmmaker Shabaka Mu Asar was working on a documentary on the Underground Railroad. 4/17/17/ See Fred DouglasS gets his due

In Fred DouglasS gets his due, we saw the Douglass statue in the Highland Bowl and two more of Shawn’s murals outside the Frederick Douglass Community Library on South Avenue.

Incidentally, one of the times I was there I met filmmaker Shabaka Mu Asar of Utchat Vision. Shabaka was taking video for a documentary on the Underground Railroad that will highlight Douglass.

Earlier this week, I had the chance to add another to the collection: the bust of Douglass at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School displayed in the Kraushaar Commons outside the Ambrose Swasey Library and across from the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel.

I learned, happily, that while the Swasey Library will be relocated when the school moves, the bust is likely to remain in the Commons.

SEE Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School must move in more ways than one

In additition, Swasey librarian Margaret Nead provided a touching history of the statue’s creation. AS SEEN BELOW, in 1972 Barbara Pulver Hambleton, a Swasey staff member, died suddenly and unexpectedly.

Barbara was the sister of renowned sculptor Bud Hambleton . When Bud learned that the library wanted to purchase a sculpture in Barbara’s memory, Bud volunteered to create and donate one of his one.

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Provided by Ambrose Swasey Librarian Margaret Nead

 

SEE ALSO

Frederick Douglass in Rochester: a gallery of images and words

Passing the torch at the Susan B. Anthony House

Fred DouglasS gets his due

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School must move in more ways than one

Memorial Day, 1892, when President Benjamin Harrison dedicated the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in Washington Square Park with Frederick Douglass. And Occupy Rochester

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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