A series of videos produced this year by the History Center of Olmsted County features interviews with some of Rochester's Black pioneers, individuals who brought their families to the Med City in the 1960s and '70s.

There were few Black families here at that time, and especially few who held positions in the professional class. The ones who lived here then forged powerful bonds that remain to the present day.

In this segment, Joyce Gibbs recounts the loneliness of that time, in the late summer and early fall of 1963, and an experience that she would never forget, from her kindergarten-age son's first parent-teacher conference.

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