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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Frederick Douglass Medal

Frederick Douglass lived for many years in Rochester, New York. The University of Rochester, and its Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, created a new award to acknowledge both scholarship and civic engagement that honor the Douglass' legacy.

The first-ever Frederick Douglass medals were awarded on Sept. 23, 2008, to:
  • David Kearns, retired CEO of Xerox Corp. and former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education under President George H.W. Bush
  • Walter Cooper, retired research scientist at Eastman Kodak Co., one of the founding members of the Rochester chapter of the National Urban League and Action for a Better Community, and New York State regent emeritus
Here is the YouTube video of that event.

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