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

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Event Details

In the spring of 2018, Rochester Public Library patrons Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton approached the library with a massive collection representing 150 years of their family’s history. Staff from the Local History & Genealogy Division, in consultation with the donors, culled through this treasure trove to create a unique exhibit, Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past. The exhibit explores the city’s Black heritage through the eyes of the Dinkles, an ordinary family whose lives have at times intersected with larger historical events and sociopolitical movements.

Join historians Michelle Finn and Emily Morry of the Rochester Public Library and Dinkle family members, Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton, as they discuss this remarkable exhibit and what one family's experiences can reveal about Rochester's past.

This program will be conducted in Zoom.  You must enter a valid e-mail to register.  We will send you the link to join the class the day of the presentation.  You will be able to interact virtually, and ask questions!  If you are planning to use a phone or tablet, please download the Zoom app before the event!


Event Type(s): Adult Program, Find New Audiences
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Greece Historical Society

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