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For Black History Month, an historic marker in tribute to an 'unknown' man is unveiled in Rochester, New York. Why?
"Who Was Austin Steward and Why Should We Care?" winds a "Path Through History" to the intersection of current events; revealing the complicated history and legacies of slavery in the American North. Three self-emancipated men--"Co-founders of Afro-Rochester"--who changed the story of America: FREDERICK DOUGLASS, THOMAS JAMES and their mentor, AUSTIN STEWARD. This show was produced in cooperation with I Love NY
Guest: DR. DAVID ANDERSON, PhD, a visiting scholar at Nazareth College, is the co-founder of Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates (which shares African American lore across the United States and Ghana) and Akwaaba Tours. A Frederick Douglass re-enactor, he sits on the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission and chairs the Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.
Hear the show streamed live Saturdays at 4:00 pm on WJFF Radio Catskill. Subscribe to our podcast (uploaded every Monday) and listen to past shows on SoundCloud.
Tags: African American, Frederick Douglass, Thomas James, Austin Steward, Emancipation, Freedom, I Love NY, Rochester, Slavery