Historic Brighton Spring Event
“The Urban/Suburban Program
in Brighton Schools”
- Sunday, May 21, 2023
- 2:00 p.m.
- Brighton Town Hall Auditorium
- 2300 Elmwood Avenue
- Free admission – Open to the Public
Democrat and Chronicle education reporter Justin Murphy will discuss the findings in his book, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: School Segregation in Rochester, New York. Drawing on never-before-seen archival documents as well as scores of new interviews, Murphy shows how discriminatory public policy and personal prejudice combined to create the racially segregated education system that exists in the Rochester area today. He will discuss efforts in the Brighton school district to find a solution to the problem of racial segregation.
In our new Spring 2023 Newsletter issue, some of the featured topics include:
- Margaret Dintruff Hampson: Brighton’s First Policewoman
- John Washburn: A Legacy of AIDS Education
- Merchants of Monroe – The Brown Derby Restaurant
Genealogy Resources – NEW!
Access an extensive set of links and other online resources to explore your own genealogy! Compiled by Kory Yerkes, Media, Network, and Volunteer Services Manager at the Brighton Memorial Library and the basis of her recent presentation to Historic Brighton members.