African American History Tour

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Buffalo African American history Tour Thursday, September 19, 3-6pm, Bus leaves from North Campus at 3pm, and returns at 6pm Free for UB Students Visit the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, a nationally recognized neighborhood close to downtown showcasing Buffalo's rich African American history. Tour includes visits to: Michigan Street Baptist Church: Underground Railroad station providing escaped slaves sanctuary before crossing to freedom in Canada. Colored Musicians Club: gathering place for musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne. WUFO Power 96.5: the only African American owned radio station in WNY Nash House: former home of civil rights leader Rev. J. Edward Nash Freedom Wall: celebrating struggles for social equality, portrays 28 notable civil rights leaders from America’s past and present (pictured above) To register (by September 12), please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/inclusion/projects/civil-rights/michigan_street.html University at Buffalo, Office of Inclusive Excellence vpix@buffalo.edu.