Frederick Douglass Circle was named for the great African-American leader in 1950. Douglass was an abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman, and reformer. The circle is a key site along the "Gateway to Harlem" at the confluence of Central Park West, Central Park North and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Hungarian-born sculptor Gabriel Koren created the eight-foot bronze statue of Douglass. Algernon Miller, a local Harlem artist conceived of the site memorial, and was dedicated on September 20, 2011.