1370 Connection: Rochester's Civil Rights Struggle

Local Civil Rights Activist Dr. Walter Cooper joined WXXI's Bob Smith to discuss the struggle in Rochester in the 1960s and his remembrances of the Freedom Riders.

Listen to a portion of the interview with Cooper in which he says he sees some success in society but there's still a lot of work to be done, especially in family stability and education. You can also listen to the full podcast of the program.

You can watch the premiere of PBS' "Freedom Riders" on WXXI-TV Monday, May 16 at 9:00pm.

See highlights of all of WXXI's Civil Rights programming on our dedicated section.