A Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester. The city’s parks and streets are decorated with more than a dozen statues of the abolitionist leader.

A Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester. The city's parks and streets are decorated with more than a dozen statues of the abolitionist leader.

A Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester. The city’s parks and streets are decorated with more than a dozen statues of the abolitionist leader.

Frederick Douglas Monument in Rochester, N.Y. on May 6, 2021. (Mustafa Hussain/NPR)