ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Frederick Douglass is one of Rochester's most famous residents.
But, many don't know about the contributions Douglass' first wife made that allowed her husband to succeed.
A local artist is recognizing Anna Murray Douglass with a new art installation along Alexander Street, the very same spot where the Douglass’s lived back in the 19th century.
The 3-D piece features Douglass sitting on a front stoop that symbolizes her home.
The project was a collaboration between artist Shaun Dunwoody, RIT, and Edison High School.
Organizers say they were shocked when they found out there was little recognition of Anna Murray Douglass.
"Why is there no historic marker here? Why is there no recognition of the woman who worked so hard and so tirelessly to raise her family and keep a home so that Frederick Douglass could tour and do his social reform work?" asked RIT professor Hinda Mandell.
Organizers say the next step is for the installation to become part of a listening tour where people can learn about different social reformers.