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Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down and Vandalized in Rochester, N.Y..

One of the most eloquent voices for freedom gets the same treatment as other American heroes.

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A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852.

Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

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