ROCHESTER REBELLION (JULY 1964)


POSTED ON DECEMBER 4, 2017 BY CONTRIBUTED BY: RACHEL CAMPBELL

252 Clarissa Street, helicopter crash aftermath, Rochester, New York, July 26, 1964

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Rochester, New York’s uprising began on July 24, 1964. It occurred less than a week after the Harlem Riot. The Rochester Rebellion came as a surprise to many white residents because of the city’s history of progressive 19th century politics. A large part of that history revolved around the Underground Railroad, and resident abolitionist Fredrick Douglass as well as women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony.  Both were buried in the city’s Mount Hope cemetery.

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