Race, Murder, and Protest in Buffalo 1980.

In the Fall of 1980, serial killer Joseph Christopher set out on a racially motivated killing spree in Buffalo, NY. His horrendous acts inspired the city to rally together in the name of peace and to publicly condemn Christopher’s actions and his supporters. Join us as History Buffs Intern and Public History student Destiny Johnson frames an interview with Buffalo resident Ellie Dorrittie, who was there for it all.

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Show Notes & Further Reading

Hewitt, Christopher. Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology.

Rule, Shelia.”Slaying of 6 Blacks Brings Racial Tension to Buffalo.” New York Times. 11 Oct 1980. p25.

Rule, Shelia. “Carey Asks FBI for More Help on Murders in Buffalo.” New York Times. 16 Oct 1980. p B3.

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