WXXI Documentaries

Reclaiming The Crescent: Stories from Tyshaun's Neighborhood

Special | 56m 23s

The Crescent of Poverty refers to five neighborhoods around the northern border of Rochester's downtown, the most violent sector of the city. Residents became accustomed to the “circus of chaos” by a gradual progression of tolerance for violence starting in the early 90’s. Only until young Tyshaun Caldwell was killed in crossfire did the community begin to use creative ways to improve city streets

Aired: 11/21/02

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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