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Child’s Basin: Center of Activism
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek
N 43° 09.361 W 077° 36.688
18T E 287678 N 4781451
Quick Description: Rochester, NY became a center for Abolitionist, Temperance and Woman’s Rights movement in the mid 1800s.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 12:15:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM9AG6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 19

Long Description:
“Right is of no sex - truth is of no color – God is the father of us all, and all we are brethren.” Masthead North Star Newspaper, Rochester, NY, April 14, 1848
Carried by the grand Erie Canal, the Great Revival of the 1830s swept across western New York, intensifying the Abolitionist, Temperance and Woman’s Rights movement. Rochester became the center of ideas and reform as Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony established their homes here. Within these few blocks of main Street, the Four Corners at Exchange Street and the busiest local Eire Canal landing at Child’s Basin, reformers risked their lives and their economic welfare. Anti-slavery, Temperance and Woman’s Rights once filled these streets." (Sign text)
Group that erected the marker: City of Rochester, The Community Foundation, Freedom Trail Commission

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
57 East Main Street
Rochester, NY USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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