Art Installation Honors Anna Murray Douglass


(ROCHESTER NY)--A small crowd gathered on Rochester's East End Friday afternoon to unveil a new art installation commemorating Anna Murray Douglass. The installation sits at 297 Alexander St., the site of the Douglass family's first Rochester home.  Anna Murray Douglass is widely known as the wife of Frederick Douglass. But this piece aims to bring her more into the same spotlight her husband holds in the Rochester area and beyond.

“One of Rochester’s greatest assets is its rich history related to the pursuit of freedom and justice,” artist Shawn Dunwoody said in a statement. “I hope this installation inspires more investigation about one of our most famous activist residents.”

The marker is the newest piece in the Parking (Lots of Love) Art Installation, spearheaded by Dunwoody, along with Edison Career & Technology High School’s carpentry teacher, Scott Moore, and RIT Professor Hinda Mandell.


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