Rochester activists Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony were essential to Rochester's reputation as a center in the struggle to end slavery and win the right to vote for women. The legacy informed Rochester's role in the 20th century struggle for justice.
On February 4, 2014, Nazareth College will host a spirited discussion of faith-based initiatives that unfolded here. Review, analysis of the events, stories and promises that unfolded here will be led by Rev. Dr. John Walker, scholar and Pastor, Christian Friendship Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and Imam Hanif Abdul-Wahid, Rochester native and activist, and founding member, Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.