New York State Women's History

AME Zion Church ...A NYS Women's History Site
Frederick/ Susan B. Douglass/ Anthony
549 Clarissa St. Rochester NY 14608

Type: Church

Category/Significance: women's rights; suffrage; AfAm rights; religion

Founded in 1827, the early church edifice was connected to the Underground Railroad in Rochester.    Susan B. Anthony gave one of her last public addresses in the church, and Frederick Douglass edited his abolitionist papers, “The North Star,” from presses set up in the church basement.

NOTES: First monument to SBA after her death. Stained glass window, with others to Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and ?. Ones for Douglass is missing. SBA's moved to new church. Tubman?

GPS: 43.1450802,-77.6184424 Location Map

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