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Frederick Douglass, and statues that still speak the truth

The name of one of the great abolitionists now finds itself in rare air: Our rather pedestrian-monikered airport has been renamed the Frederick Douglass...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:04am
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Rev. Myra Brown’s call to fight for justice

Ask the Rev. Myra Brown, the pastor at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester, where the roots of her faith first took hold, and she’ll tell you the story...
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Sun, 02/07/2021 - 7:48am
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Grant helps archive local Black Lives Matter movement

A project at the Visual Studies Workshop dedicated to archiving Rochester’s Black Lives Matter Movement is the first to receive partial funding from the...
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 5:59am
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With generation gap between Black activists, can they find common ground?

Frustration boiled in the spring in reaction to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis and other police-involved deaths of Black people elsewhere. Those...
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Fri, 10/09/2020 - 5:04am
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Protesters march to DA’s office, call for Doorley’s resignation

Roughly fifty protesters gathered outside City Hall Monday afternoon and marched to the Monroe County District Attorney’s office, calling on D.A. Sandra...
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Mon, 09/28/2020 - 2:10pm
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A look at the occupiers of Rochester City Hall

A 24/7 demonstration outside Rochester City Hall has ended, but for protesters it was one part of a much larger movement that is still gaining momentum....
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Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:43pm
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ROC Freedom Riders spread their message of hope and racial justice to Fringe audiences

Of the more than 170 shows in this year's KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, several are related to the Black Lives Matter movement. One of them is a...
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 5:37am
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Rev. Stewart calls on activists seeking justice for Daniel Prude to rethink goals

The Rev. Lewis Stewart with the United Christian Leadership Ministries said on Wednesday that activists need to change their goals as they protest...
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:53pm
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Rochester police confront protesters at City Hall

Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday after a standoff outside City Hall between Rochester police and the protesters calling for justice in the death...
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:17pm
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Protesters occupy Rochester City Hall calling for officials to meet demands

Protesters occupied the outside of City Hall from morning into the night on Tuesday calling for justice for Daniel Prude. In March, Prude was having a...
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 7:02pm
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