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

Based on the collection of library patrons Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton, Everyday People explores the city’s black heritage through the eyes of the Dinkles, an ordinary family that has resided in the Rochester area since the late nineteenth century. The exhibit examines various topics, including the local Civil Rights movement and the role of blacks in the military, while giving insight into what day-to-day life has been like for African Americans living in Rochester for the past 150 years.

Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past will be on display in the Local History & Genealogy Division from August 5, 2019 through 2020.