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Black History Month: Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Celebrate our hometown hero: Frederick Douglass. 

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, orator, author, activist and statesman.

Here in Rochester, NY, Frederick Douglass published an abolitionist newspaper called The North Star. Find issues of the North Star electronically at the Library of Congress.

Below you will find resources we have from the School Library System and our Multimedia service.

Books in our SORA Collection

NY Reads has three simultaneous use titles about Frederick Douglass:


We have more books in our Monroe One BOCES SORA account:

Multimedia Resources