than 300 artifacts and images offer compelling, tangible evidence of the activities, people,
places, events, and turning points in the life of Frederick Douglass
-- self-made leader, powerful orator, renowned author, newspaper
editor, and statesman, who spent the 25 most productive years of
his life in Rochester (1847-1872).
Re-created environments, hands-on experiences, and Douglasss own words drawn from speeches, correspondence, and publications enable visitors to "walk in Douglasss shoes" as he bravely takes his freedom, educates himself, and rises above prejudice and injustice to become a commanding force in the cause of human rights.
"Are You A Leader Like Frederick Douglass?" (Exhibit
Change your reflection in this special "mirror" by blending
your face into an image of Frederick Douglass. Ask yourself what
you would do if you were faced with the same challenges as Frederick
Douglass. Would you choose to help others?