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“There Goes the Neighborhood!”

By on November 10, 2017

“There Goes the Neighborhood!” — The Rochester Racial Uprising of 1964: When Second-Class Residents Rebelled, by Verdis Levar Robinson.

November 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Greece Public Library Welsh Room, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd., Greece Town Campus, Greece.

In this interactive presentation, our goal is to virtually tour, relive, and retell the historical transformation of Rochester’s old 7th ward and to study the effects of racism and discriminatory policies and practices, which is argued to have caused the 1964 uprisings. With this understanding, we may gain insight in the recent uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore in addition to understanding urban uprisings in general to inform anti-violence and anti-poverty efforts in New York State.

Verdis LeVar Robinson is National Director of The Democracy Center in Washington DC. He served as a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.

No registration is necessary.

For more information visit www.greecehistoricalsociety.org 

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