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Anti-racism group developing Rochester’s first Civil Rights Heritage Site

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Created: February 21, 2020 01:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rev. Myra Brown and Joan Coles Howard, members of the Spiritus Anti-Racism Coalition (SPARC), stopped by our studio to tell us about a big project they’ve got in the works. 

SPARC is in the process of planning and developing a Civil Rights Heritage Site, a first for Rochester and New York State. 

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Described as an outdoor civil rights classroom, the site will honor historical figures like Malcolm X, Dr. Charles Lunsford, and Mildred Johnson.

SPARC is holding a fundraiser event to support the project called “A Past That Informs” on Saturday, Feb. 29. 

The event will feature writer and speaker Susan L. Taylor, the award-winning Spiritus Christi gospel choir, and storytellers from the Civil Rights struggle in Rochester, among others. 

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