Rochester students create murals to honor Frederick Douglass

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Students from three Rochester city schools came together Friday to take community revitalization to the next level.

Local artist Shawn Dunwoody helped the students create these new murals. They’re up now at the Frederick Douglass Library, rec center and School 12.

It was part of a celebration for Douglass’s 200th birthday.

Dunwoody tells us, “It’s also telling the story of freedom-seekers along the way that would’ve been making a stop here on the underground railroad so we want to bring that all to life and tell that story and incorporate the young people in continuing that legacy of Douglass,” says Shawn Dunwoody, muralist.

Some students and staff will still be out painting until 7 p.m.

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