Suffragist Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass were close friends who shared the common goals of social justice and civil rights. In Two Friends, they recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea.
This event was inspired by the 1619: 400 Years Later project, organized by Nikole Hannah-Jones, which re-examines the history of slavery in the United States.
Funded by Friends of Cortelyou Library