Rochester Black Freedom Struggle: Online Exhibits
Submitted by melissam on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 22:28
- Celebrating Rochester's Rocky Simmons: The Life and Photographs of an African-American Activist Rocky Simmons (1915-1994) was a dynamic presence in Rochester and an iconic figure in the black community for several decades. He was a gifted athlete, an astute politician, the first African-American Court Attendant in Monroe County, an organizer of youth activities, a professional photographer and much more. His Papers are held in the Department and an online exhibit was created in 2009.
- Writings of Consequence: The Art of John A. Williams Williams was born in 1925 near Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Syracuse. NY. His career as a writer and journalist has earned him numerous awards, but he is perhaps best known for his novel The Man Who Cried I Am. His Papers are held in the Department, and an online exhibit was created in 2004.