Black families who lived in Rochester in the 1970s and '80s often found themselves performing a delicate balancing act. In most cases, the neighborhoods where they found themselves were composed of mostly white residents. But they also sought to cultivate connections with their fellow Med City residents who were Black.

In this video segment from an online interview conducted by the History Center of Olmsted County, Sandra Means, one of those early residents, describes her efforts to foster connections with fellow residents from a variety of racial backgrounds.

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