February 9, 2021 –
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.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED Go to www.greecepubliclibrary.org click on "Events," then "Calendar," go to February 9 to register.