Juneteenth

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Educational Resources

National Museum of African American History & Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

HISTORY.com

Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

Local Resources

Buffalo Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo was started in 1976 by B.U.I.L.D., a community-based organization, as a culturally relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration.

Buy Black Buffalo

Buy Black and help to strengthen the local economy! Discover new gifts, dine on the perfect bite to eat, or find a unique experience for your loved ones.

FreeThem Walk

The FreeTHEM Walk is an initiative by human trafficking restoration home, Project Mona's House, and the FreeTHEM Center headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

African American Heritage Corridor

As an advocate for the community, the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission endeavors to integrate the African American cultural significance and impact on Buffalo's history through public engagement, community education that will invigorate, inspire and enliven cultural appreciation, preservation and community development.

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

The Heritage Center preserves the historic role of the people of Niagara Falls in facilitating freedom for the oppressed. The places and stories associated with this network of freedom seekers, free African Americans, and abolitionists evoke powerful themes in American history and celebrate the bravery of the men and women who risked their own lives to achieve the most basic rights of liberty.

Nash House Museum

Through the generosity of the City of Buffalo, the County of Erie, the State of New York and a number of other benefactors, the Nash House was restored and opened as the Nash House Museum in May 2007, providing a snapshot of life in the early 1900's on Buffalo's East Side and a glimpse into the life of one of Western New York's most influential African-American leaders.

Local Community Organizations

Project Mona's House

Project Mona's House is a program of Ramp Global Missions, a Christian Humanitarian organization that helps those experiencing homelessness, orphaned, and those exploited through Human Trafficking.

The Colored Musicians Club

The Colored Musicians Club is the only remaining African American club in the entire United States and, as such, it actively encourages historical research and preservation of the history of jazz in Buffalo.

Buffalo's NAACP

Buffalo, NY played a major role in the formation of The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People. In 1905, a conference to be held in Buffalo was organized by Professor W.E.B. DuBois Of Atlanta, Georgia. He made arrangements with William H. & Mary Talbert to have the first day of the meeting on July 11, 1905, At their 521 Michigan Avenue home. Representatives from 18 states and The District Of Columbia attended. The July 12th and 13th meetings were held in Fort Erie Ontario, Canada. Plans were made for a permanent organization to be known as the "Niagara Movement". Professor DuBois prepared the principles of The Niagara Movement.

Buffalo Urban League

The renaissance of the Buffalo-Niagara Region is continuing to flourish and beginning to reach people in parts of our communities who face the greatest challenges. The Buffalo Urban League continues to move forward, connecting this growth to some of the most challenged communities in the Buffalo-Niagara region. As we reflect on our past, we use this experience to build a better future for people in the Buffalo-Niagara region; a better future where every individual has opportunities to realize their full potential and enjoy a quality of life in this community.

African American Cultural Center

Since 1958, the African-American Cultural Center, Inc. has enabled spirits to soar and offered sanctuary, validation and celebration for the duality of being African and American.

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