Preserving the Legacy of Post-riot Collaborations
Legacy Of '64 Ripple Hall of Fame Museum & Memorial is poised to become a national historic preservation institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of post-rebellion collaborations. We do so by identifying, honoring, and displaying the outcomes and contributions of those who engaged in post-rebellion collaborations, which enabled communities to become more inclusive, to embrace the values and benefits of diversity, and to bring about social and economic parity for all its community members.
Our vision is to connect past, present, and future generations by sharing untold stories that help to bridge the gap in our knowledge and understanding of overcoming racial barriers and uplifting the spirit of humanity for all mankind.
We are dedicated to promoting this history across generations by producing educational content and creating events that bring about awareness and understanding of this rich legacy.
Legacy Of "64 was inspired by the oral history project started by Dr. Melody Cofield. The project revealed 17 Pillars of Outcomes that were generated by cross-cultural collaborations that formed after the Rochester rebellions of 1964.
“My ancestors were keen on sharing and telling stories to maintain the family history. I feel we’ve gotten away from doing that in all cultures. What I really like about Legacy ’64 is that they are bringing storytelling back to the family and the community. The stories Legacy ’64 is sharing isn’t just about American history, but history that had an impact on so many of our lives.”Martha Hope
“I was a young girl when the riots happened. So for a long time, I had a negative view of what this history was about. But when I came in contact with Legacy ’64, I learned it was a rich history and there were a lot of positive things to say about what came afterwards in terms of the kind of collaborations that took place. They helped to change my view on race riots in America.”Beverly Randall–Diva Connections
“I have tremendous passion for each person being honored on July 30th. I was fortunate enough to grow up at a time when their collective influence in the community left footprints and a lingering difference socially and economically.Gloria Winston, Weekly Columnist at The Minority Reporter Newsletter
My article for The Minority Reporter is the full expression of my Why I support Legacy ’64!”
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Ripple hall of fame
After the unrest in 1964, the need for jobs gave birth to the F.I.G.H.T organization, which was responsible for creating FIGHTON, a group which later became Eltrex Industries, Inc. Among the 10 inductees who collaborated for the creation of jobs is Minister Franklin Florence, who was head of the F.I.G.H.T. organization and such other community leaders as Connie Mitchell, who also played a key role in paving the way for African-Americans to have a voice in the political arena. At this annual forum, we will recognize the unsung, heroic, and cross-cultural contributions that formed to rebuild the Rochester community’s need for jobs.