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.

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