Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park
Last updated 7/6/2020 at 9:58am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852.
Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. Police were continuing their investigation Monday and no arrests had been made, according to a department spokesperson.
The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet (15 meters) from its pedes...