Legislation to Rename Airport After Frederick Douglass Introduced

A bipartisan group of Monroe County Legislators has introduced legislation renaming the Greater Rochester International Airport after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Douglass lived 25 years in Rochester, did his most important work here and is buried here. Legislature Minority Leader Vince Felder says it's appropriate to rename the airport for him, because his statue once stood by the Rochester train station to welcome visitors...and this brings it full circle by making Douglass' name one of the first things travelers to Rochester will see.

The legislation is co-sponsored by Republican Karla Boyce, and has the backing of Democratic County Executive Adam Bello.

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