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