Article, “Violence Shutters Schools”

June 20, 1972

The Rochester school board ended the academic year early for secondary schools in response to a violent incident at Charlotte Junior High School. The state commissioner waived final Regents exam requirements for students who were affected by the decision. Accounts from staff members reveal ongoing tensions between Black and white students at Charlotte and other city schools, and police discrimination against Black and Puerto Rican students at Jefferson. Parents also became involved.

“Violence Shutters Schools,” Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), June 20, 1972.
Reprinted with permission from Democrat and Chronicle and ProQuest.

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  • 1970s