Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past

There is a new exhibit on display in the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County (2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Building). Based on the collection of library patrons Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton, Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past explores Rochester’s black heritage through the eyes of the Dinkles, an ordinary family that has resided in the area since the late nineteenth century. The exhibit examines various topics, including the local Civil Rights movement and the role of blacks in the military, while giving insight into what day-to-day life has been like for African Americans living in Rochester for the past 150 years. The exhibit will be up from August 5, 2019, through 2020.

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