Black history month is just starting and what better why to pay homage than by reconnecting to your own city connection to Black History. The Niagara Movement has made a huge impact on the history of Human rights and there's countless stories and historical places to see and check out in Buffalo NY. Visit Buffalo Niagara should be your first stop you can pick up a copy of the African American heritage guide and tour all the sites that are filled with so much heritage. For more info on Celebrate Black History exhibits and events go to https://www.facebook.com/events/412278285572363/416905535109638/?notif_t=like
Here is a starter list of places to check out during Black history month and let us know the places in your cites as well. Visit Buffalo Niagara website: http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/
African American Cultural Center, Inc. 350 Masten Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Phone: (716) 884-2013 Since 1958, the core mission of the Center is to promote, sponsor and develop programs and services that exhibit an appreciation of and allegiance to African American heritage.
Broderick Park 1170 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 Phone: (716) 852-2356 Located at the foot of Ferry Street on the scenic Niagara River, a plaque in the park pays tribute to the men and women who crossed the water from that point to freedom in Canada.
Buffalo City Ballet Co., Inc.2495 Main Street Tri-Main Building, Suite 351 Buffalo, NY 14214 Phone Buffalo City Ballet Co, Inc. was established in 1972 as Buffalo Inner City Ballet to provide young people of color with opportunities to develop skills in classical dance, including ballet, tap and more.
Colored Musicians Club145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 Phone: (716)855-9383 The Colored Musicians Club is the only remaining African American club of its kind in the United States. In 1999, it was designated a historical preservation site.
Colored Musicians Club Museum 145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 Phone: (716) 842-0969 The Colored Musicians Club is the only remaining African American club of its kind in the United States. In 1999, it was designated a historical preservation site. (National historical Registry)
Forest Lawn 1411 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Phone: (716) 885-1600 Breathtaking historic 269-acre cemetery in the heart of Buffalo, NY. Founded in 1849, Forest Lawn contains outstanding examples of funerary art, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Blue Sky some notable african americans are buried their Mary Talbert, Duke Eillington, Rick James just to name a few.
Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara 5795 Lewiston Road Castellani Art Museum Niagara University, NY 14109 Phone: (716)286-8200 The dramatic and heart-rending stories of the people who risked their lives for freedom, as well as the lasting heritage of their ancestors, can now be experienced at Freedom Crossing.
Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery 607 Jefferson Avenue Buffalo, NY 14212 Phone: (716) 854-8392 The Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery is stocked with collectibles, antiques and research papers from eras long past, with a special section on "Black Buffalo."
Langston Hughes Institute (underconstruction) Michigan ave, NY 14203 they have a temporary office at Visit Buffalo Center Phone: (716) 844-8831.The Langston Hughes Institute Center for Cultural History and Arts Education is a non-profit organization that has been a catalyst for the development, preservation and promotion of African American
Michigan Street Baptist Church 511 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY
The Michigan Street Baptist Church has been a central part of the history and culture of the African American community in Buffalo for more than 150 years. It is one of the oldest properties in WNY occupied by African Americans. . (National historical Registry)
Motherland Connextions 471 Hyde Park Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 Phone: Offering Underground Railroad tours, slideshows and mobile classrooms that make heritage tourism exciting. Understand the Underground Railroad by following the footsteps of those brave and hearty.
Muhammad School of Music 617 Main Street Market Arcade Building, 1st Floor Buffalo, NY 14203 Phone: (716)856-4877 Muhammad School of Music was founded in 2000 by violinist Henri Muhammad to cultivate and refine the creative essence of all youth, in particular black and minority youth
Murphy Orchards 2402 McClew Road Burt, NY 14028 Phone: (716) 778-7926 Privately-owned and operated fruit farm, located 25 miles east of Niagara Falls. The farm is believed to have been part of the Underground Railroad network between 1850 and 1861.
Nash House Museum 36 Nash Street Buffalo, NY 14204 Phone: (716) 856-4490 The former residence of the Rev. J. Edward Nash, the pastor of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church. Many of Rev. Nash's sermons and letters that are a crucial part of Buffalo's African-American. (National historical Registry)
Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Avenue African American Cultural Center Buffalo, NY 14209 Phone: (716) 884-2013 The Paul Robeson Theatre is the oldest African American theatre in Western New York. Launched initially to nurture the artistic talents of African American playwrights, producers, directors, actors