Rochester’s Roots: Ruth Scott

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring the people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area.

Born in Michigan, trailblazer Dr. Ruth Scott graduated from Albion College and Kent State University and came to Rochester in 1969.

She worked in the Rochester City School District, becoming the dean of women at Madison High School.

In 1977, she became the first black woman elected to Rochester City Council.

She made history again when she became council president in 1986.

After her retirement, Scott continued to serve people and businesses in the community as a consultant.

In 2014, Scott wrote a memoir, “The Circles God Draws” and she’s working on another book right now.

Ruth Scott is part of Rochester’s Roots.

Learn more about Rochester’s Roots.