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July 19, 2018
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Art, speaks at a July 19 news conference announcing the start of the installation of 13 monuments of Frederick Douglass that she created. Kim designed the sculptures of Douglass for a Rochester, N.Y. community art venture that’s part of the –Re-energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass” project. The recognition and reflection marking the living legacy of the man and freedom-seeker marks two hundred years after the birth of arguably the most celebrated African American statesman, whose years in Rochester resulted in some of his most influential life’s work. The sculptures, fiberglass monuments molded from an original Kim sculpture, will make up a self-guided tour to sites around Rochester that were significant to Douglass’ life and work. The first will be installed at Hochstein, the site of Douglass’ funeral.

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