BREAKING: Thugs Destroy Monument Of Famed BLACK Abolitionist FREDERICK DOUGLASS On Independence Day Weekend At Underground Railroad Location



By John Paluska, Founder of The Daily Fodder

A statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester, NY was destroyed over Independence Day weekend. Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent black abolitionists in American history who was a staunch hater of the Constitution until having a conversation with Abraham Lincoln in the 1800s. The people who placed the statue, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration, were "very dissappointed" at the statue's removal.

According to CBS affiliate KOIN 6:
The vandalism comes on the 168th anniversary of Douglass’ speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” delivered in Rochester in 1852.

Leaders involved in the monument’s creation say current national focus on race could have played a role in this.

“What comes of this? Is this some type of retaliation because of the national ferver over Confederate monuments right now? Very disappointing — it’s beyond disappointing,” said Eison.

The statue was one of 13 placed throughout the city in 2018, and this is the second monument to be vandalized.

“We’ve been down this road before. I actually spoke to the vandals of the first one,” said Rev. Julius D. Jackson Jr. “I would like to believe it’s not that, it was just some kids. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s some retaliatory something going on.”

Maplewood Park was picked for the monument because of the link to the underground railroad.
When will it all end and we can finally realize the meaning of our creed that all men are created equal? 

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