Academic journal article Afro-Americans in New York Life and History
Eugene E. DuBois, the City of Frederick Douglass: Rochester's African-American People and Places
Eugene E. DuBois, The City of Frederick Douglass: Rochester's African-American People and Places
A little more of the history of African-Americans in Western New York has been uncovered and made available to the public with the publication of The City of Frederick Douglass: Rochester's African-American People and Places. This book of fifty pages was the culmination of research and work initiated by the Jordan African-American Historic Sites Committee of Rochester, chaired by Katherine Jordan.
The book is divided into five sections: Downtown, West Side, Southeast, Northeast, and the Migrants. Each section is illustrated with a map of the area and photos of persons and historical sites. The Downtown section highlights the early residents and history of African-Americans in Rochester from Captain Sunfish -- an escaped slave, to Austin Steward -- businessman, to Frederick Douglass -- newspaper editor and abolitionist. The West Side describes the early business and professional community residing in the Corn Hill District. It discusses the locations of the former Memorial A. …