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Mourning in the Morning - The Rochester Riot of 1872 (online via Zoom)

Mourning in the Morning - The Rochester Riot of 1872 (online via Zoom) In-Person

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (see below). Registrants will receive the Zoom link in an email one hour before the talk begins.

Rochester was the center of national attention in November 1872 with the arrest of Susan B. Anthony for voting in the election. Just days into the same year, the city was in the national spotlight for more sinister reasons. Following an arrest for a brutal attack on a young girl, a riot ensued, tinged by race and ethnicity. Monroe County Sheriff Joseph Campbell, determined to ensure due process, called out the militia. The resulting mayhem became national news!

Dennis Carr is a founding member, past president, and current trustee of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. He is the Senior Tour Guide at Mount Hope, with 2022 marking his 44th year leading tours of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis is also on staff at the Edward G. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center, assisting students, researchers, clinical staff, and faculty. He is a life-long scholar of the American cemetery.

Mourning in the Morning is presented in partnership with the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery.

Saturday, January 8, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
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  Department - Local History & Genealogy     Streamed Event     Subject - Local History  
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