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“July ‘64” Film to be shown at CHNA General Meeting, April 11

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The 7:30 p.m. April 11th CHNA General Meeting will be held in the fellowship hall at the Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street. The agenda will feature a showing of the one-hour film, “July ‘64” presented by the film’s director, Carvin Eison. This film, produced by Chris Christopher, boasts a score by Duke Ellington and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (“Night Creature”) and is narrated by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Roscoe Lee Browne. “July ‘64” contains historic archival footage, news reports, interviews with witnesses and tells the story of the three-day rioting in sections of Rochester (including Corn Hill’s Clarissa Street) when our northern, mid-sized US city made national news. This film reveals new information and provokes the question of why race, and the entitlement it does or does not carry, remains a potentially destructive issue today. The CHNA offers its sincere appreciation to Memorial AME Zion’s pastor, Kenneth James, and to its Board of Trustees for their gracious hospitality of this very important neighborhood meeting.

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