Mourning in the Morning – The Rochester Riot of 1872

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The recording of the talk is now available on the Rochester Public Library YouTube page: https://youtu.be/lR9CqPVAZa4.

Rochester was the center of national attention in November 1872 with the arrest of Susan B. Anthony for voting in the election. Just days into the same year, the city was in the national spotlight for more sinister reasons. Following an arrest for a brutal attack on a young girl, a riot ensued, tinged by race and ethnicity. Monroe County Sheriff Joseph Campbell, determined to ensure due process, called out the militia. The resulting mayhem became national news!

Dennis Carr is a founding member, past president, and current trustee of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. He is the Senior Tour Guide at Mount Hope, with 2022 marking his 44th year leading tours of Mount Hope Cemetery. Dennis is also on staff at the Edward G. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center, assisting students, researchers, clinical staff, and faculty. He is a life-long scholar of the American cemetery.

Mourning in the Morning is presented in partnership with the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery.