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Basic Information
Type of PlaceSuburb
Metro Area?Suburb
Politics c. 1860?Don't Know
Unions, Organized Labor?Don't Know

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Possible
Year of Greatest Interest1960
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Surely Not

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Comments
There are two towns and a CDP named Brighton in New York state. This entry refers to the Brighton in Monroe County. "Negro Physicist to Acquire Disputed Brighton Property," Rochester Times-Union, 8/30/1960. Story in Rochester Democrat-Chronicle, 8/30/1960, 5 families in the neighborhood contributed to a fund to buy the house out from under the physicist's offer with $500 more. Other families met with the black family to pledge support, though. A neighbor of the Roselawn neighborhood in Brighton asserted that houses were not supposed to be sold to those of an "undesirable race or character."
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