REALLY:Frederick Douglass Statue in NY Vandalized on Anniversary of Speech

Community members are speaking out after finding that 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. According to authorities the now damaged statue of Fredick Douglass was found "at the brink of the Genesee River gorge.

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery, before and during the Civil War. After that conflict and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, he continued to push for equality and human rights until his death in 1895.-