Rochester, N.Y. – City school students took a walk with Rochester’s African-American ancestors Tuesday morning at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance.
The Landmark Society of Western New York performed “Walk the Walk,” bringing turning points in famous local African-Americans’ lives to life.
Cindy Boyer, director of public programs for the Landmark Society, said the goal of the Black History Month event is to give students pride in their heritage.
“We want them to take pride in Rochester,” Boyer said, “to know that where they live is very special and it’s made up of all kinds of people in the community.”
Performances continue Thursday and Friday morning, with a public showing Friday night at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Corn Hill.