African-American Landmarks Project Needs Your Help

Ordinary People, Extraordinary lives

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The Landmark Society is reaching out to the Rochester community to gather facts, events, places, and stories that have been important in the lives of ordinary African Americans in Rochester.

We are looking for places where African Americans have lived, worked, and raised a family, the location where an important event took place, the home of someone who was special somehow, a park, a school, a corner store, any place that you remember that was important to you at some time in your life.

We want to connect these places with the experiences of real people that make them important, to create a special interest in them that will attract investment, inspire younger generations with identity and community pride, and tell the story of people who came to Rochester and made a life, raised a family and formed a community.

Our experiences, our places

Our experiences determine who we are and what we want. The places in our lives reflect those values and connect us to each other and to our past. This project is an amazing opportunity for our community to explore, share and ultimately preserve our common heritage.

All are welcome, please join us.

Southwest Neighborhood
Thursday, August 22nd
5:15 – 6:45pm
Arnett Library Meeting Room
310 Arnett Blvd
Rochester, NY 14619

Northwest Neighborhood
Wednesday, September 11th
6:30 -8:00pm
Holy Rosary Apartment Campus Meeting Room
414 Lexington Ave
Rochester, NY 14613

This project is made possible by a grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Development Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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