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Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

July 24, 2014

July 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the race riots that rocked the city of Rochester in the summer of 1964. Rochester’s riots were classified as “most severe” and preceded many others throughout the United States during the Sixties summers. A new exhibit in Rush Rhees Library, “Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two,” showcases a balance of highlights from the past and the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.

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Civil rights legend visits Rochester

Civil rights legend visits Rochester

February 5, 2014

Dr. Bernard “Doc” Lafayette Jr. arrives during Rochester’s Season for Nonviolence celebration for a week of training, lectures and workshops.

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