Agitate! The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and Abolition in Newark
Frederick Douglass Athletic Field (Formerly Alumni Field)
(University Avenue Between Raymond Blvd. and Warren St.)
Newark, NJ 07102
170 years ago, famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass visits the African American community in Newark to fundraise for The North Star newspaper and to rally action around the abolition of slavery.
He gave a speech at the Plane Street Colored Church, located at the site which is now Rutgers-Newark's Frederick Douglass Field.
Join the Rutgers-Newark community and descendants of Douglass and another prominent 19th century African Americans in commemorating Newark's historic abolitionist community in words and music to officially dedicate the field in the Douglass' name.
Brief History by Junius Williams: https://youtu.be/HFGH0blKn64
Brief History by Noelle Lorraine Williams: https://youtu.be/lmKjI-8_fWM
Brief History by Todd Allen: https://youtu.be/Li12eUDZiSE