Flag at half mast to honor Louise Slaughter, Buckland Park, Brighton, 3/22/18
As seen in On October 19th, 2012 when Bill Clinton campaigned for Louise Slaughter, in 2012 former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Representative Louise Slaughter at a rally attended by more than 3,000 in the Main Street Armory. (SEE FULL PRESIDENTIAL VISITS SERIES AT END)
Today, Clinton’s return was a sad one as over 2,300, including former NYS Senator Hillary Clinton, filled Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre to honor the memory and celebrate the life of Louise Slaughter.
The day was sad but not really somber. Political luminaries like House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Steny Hoyer, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were there honoring Louise. But it was Louise’s children and grand children who captured the moment with heart rending and heart uplifting stories that were funny — like Louise — and purposeful — like Louise.
I stood in line with Thomas Warfield. Thomas said his family knew Louise for decades. His recollection of Louise was quoted in Saturday’s Democrat and Chronicle.
Today’s visit marked the third appearance of Clinton in the series. In 2011, he spoke at the University of Rochester’s Meliora Weekend.
In Sarah, we were there too! “Lafayette in the SOMEWHAT United States”and Rochester, a plaque for a Frenchman in downtown Rochester.
In HAND GRENADES, HORSE SHOES, TAYLOR AND MONROE, two near misses.
In Martin Van Buren: The Little Magician pops up in Rochester, it was 1839.
In When President John Quincy Adams visited Rochester on July 27th and 28th, 1843 and toured Mt. Hope Cemetery, the grave of Nathaniel Rochester.
In Millard Who?, Millard Fillmore in 1851.In On Abraham Lincoln in Rochester from Michael Nighan, a plaque and a train station.
In When President Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant visited Rochester in the Swing Around the Circle, two Presidents for the price of one.
In Memorial Day, 1892, when President Benjamin Harrison dedicated the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in Washington Square Park with Frederick Douglass. And Occupy Rochester, Benjamin Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in the same park Occupy would occupy.
November 1st, 1892 when McKinley campaigned for Benjamin Harrison, more support for Harrison.
In October, 26th, 1898: the Rough Rider on his way to the Governor’s mansion. TR Comes to Town, again…and again…and again… by Michael Nighan., a statue of Teddy in Theodore Roosevelt School #43, Lyell Ave.
When Taft spoke at Convention Hall on August 23rd, 1911, the Grand Army of the Republic.
In FDR’s first visit to Rochester as a national candidate, September 23rd, 1920. And the League of Nations., Rachel in Washington Square Park.
In October 21st, 1920 in Rochester and Governor Harding’s return to normalcy. And the school named after him., a school in North Gates.
In Herbert Hoover finally found in Rochester, Hoover campaigned for Harding.
In Governor Roosevelt’s triumphant return to the Convention Hall, October 18th, 1932, the first of his four wins.
In FDR in Rochester en route to a New Deal landslide, October 17th, 1936, an unfinished portrait.In FDR in Rochester three days before he won a third term, a World War.
In When President Truman campaigned in Rochester en route to his upset win over NY Governor Thomas Dewey, it was Dewey’s second straight loss.
In October 23rd and 24th, 1952 when Ike and Adlai were in town back to back. And School 29., the Adlai E. Stevenson School.
In 56 years ago when JFK spoke at the War Memorial. Two days after his debate with Nixon. Nine days after RFK was here., a photo from Temple B’rith Kodesh.
In Nixon at the War Memorial one week before he lost a razor thin election to JFK , the War Memorial.
In LBJ and RFK in Rochester, October 15th,1964, LBJ and RFK at the airport.
In In ’68 when Vice President Humphrey and former Vice President Nixon campaigned in Rochester, the election that defined the ’60s.
In 45 years ago when President Nixon visited Rochester. And 3 days later when East High School erupted in racial violence a media briefing at the Landmark Hotel in Pittsford.
In In ’72 when McGovern campaigned in Rochester before Nixon’s landslide victory, it was another win for Nixon.
In When Carter stumped Rochester in ’76. And Howard the Duck. it was Howard for Prez.
In 27 years ago today when President George H. W. Bush visited Wilson Magnet High School, a signed chalkboard.
In May 24th, 2005 when President Bush spent political capital in Greece. it is Dr. Bruce Kay
In 11 years ago when President Bush met J-Mac. And the judgment of history., J-Mac and the Iraq War
In 5 Meliora Weekends ago when President Clinton spoke., Great Books with President Seligman.
In A seat at the President’s table four years later soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at Magnolia’s and an eyewitness account from Evalyn Gleason.
In Next stop Albany. On the road with the Trumprenuers, the Trumprenuers at the airport.
In Memories of presidential visits on Election Day in Brighton, a vote for Talker.