Frederick Douglass' great-great-grandson made the announcement Monday that non-profit Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is moving its headquarters from Atlanta to Rochester.
The group fights modern day slavery and human trafficking through education and awareness.
This announcement came at an event wrapping up the bicentennial celebrations of Douglass' birth that have been going on all year.
"When we started to work on the bicentennial, let's connect with the cities that were significant in the life of Frederick Douglass," said Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. "Rochester, we thought, should be the epicenter of everything that is happening with the bicentennial not only locally, but also nationally and internationally."
Also at the event, a couple of Eastman School of Music students performed a song about Douglass from the mid-19th century that has not been heard in concert in more than a century.