Rochester Black Freedom Struggle — Walter Cooper

This interview offers a look at Dr. Cooper’s upbringing and education in Clairton, PA, his education at Washington and Jefferson College, and his graduate work toward a Ph.D in chemistry at University of Rochester. He discusses the major motivations and events of the emerging Civil Rights Movement in Rochester including: school and housing segregation, police brutality and harassment, and the psychological condition of black America. Dr. Cooper stresses the utmost importance of educated leadership for the success of potential programs.

Here is the link: https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/rbfs-Cooper

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