Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24

July 24, 1964: The Rochester Race Riot begins on a Friday evening in the 7th ward following an arrest by the Rochester Police Department at a block party. The riot lasted through Saturday and into Sunday when the New York National Guard was called in by Governor Rockefeller. The riot resulted in 4 deaths, 350 injuries, and over 1000 arrests.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1.; Independent Lens; July64 Rochester Riot Time Line"
  2. Wikipedia: Rochester 1964 race riot
  3. YouTube, "July 64 vintage footage (silent)"

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