Racism and Response in Brighton, 1960

In 1960 an African American family was prevented from buying a house at 42 Varinna Drive in Brighton. This is a newspaper report about the law suit they filed in response.

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The Women’s Human Relations Council (WHRC), which had done a “drive aimed at determining what parts of Greater Rochester would be agreeable to receiving Negro families as neighbors.” the WHRC reported that they had 60 pledges in their files from residents of the neighborhood bounded by Winton Road, Monroe Avenue, and Highland Avenue. These pledged indicated that they would ‘welcome any family of good character regardless of race, creed, or color.’ The newspaper estimates about 350 homes in the neighborhood.

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City-County Committee on Human Relations is urged to consider the case.

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Letter to the Editor from Dr.G.L. Glaser

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The residents of Castlebar Road write letter to the editor in support of the Tollivers.

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Agreement reached with the defendants in the suit to give the Tollivers an option to buy the house on the original terms.

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The Tollivers acquire the option to buy.

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The two men trying to prevent the Tollivers from buying give them the option, but they still maintain Tolliver’s legal action was “wholly without merit.”

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Rabbi Herbert Bronstein cites the Tolliver case as a successful resistance to discrimination.

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Over the next few months a number of items indicate that the Tollivers were participating in panels and presentations at churches and civic organizations discussing discrimination in housing.

Peter M. Tolliver is co-chair for Congress of Racial Equality dance/fundraiser in support of “Freedom Riders”

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Peter Tolliver on a panel at NAACP meeting on housing.

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CORE leads rent strike in April 1964
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In 1981 and 1983 Peter M. Tolliver was the Democratic Party candidate for Brighton Town Supervisor

Peter M. Tolliver inventor 1993.

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Patents by Peter M. Tolliver

 

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