Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

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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. 

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The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC) will serve as the connector of the past, present and the future for the historic neighborhoods within the Corridor.

CORE VALUES: Guiding principles of our work and how the Commission operates 

  As an advocate for community stakeholders MSAAHCC will:

  • Ensure that the Heritage Corridor is recognized regionally, nationally and internationally as a thriving livable community. 

  • Maintain the historic integrity of the Corridor. 

  • Direct a sustainable organization that is broad-reaching, inclusive and diverse.

  • Maintain and encourage on-going collaborative communication internally, and with private and public partners.

  • Operate as the facilitating agency which leads in the development of an economically inclusive and diverse Heritage Corridor.

  • Advocate for the interest of the individual cultural anchors within the Corridor.