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There Are Stories To Tell.
2024 Black History Month Talks at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library

The Black History Month Talks take place on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 PM  at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library. Talks are Free and Open to the Public.  

Uncovering the History of the Underground Railroad in Central New York 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Speakers: Professor Gerard Aching


Retired Cornell University Professor Gerard Aching will present his research and coordination of several Underground Railroad Research Projects that focus on central New York and the Finger Lakes Region. These projects can be accessed before his presentation via the Underground Railroad Hub landing page:


Professor Aching's presentation will be followed by an open discussion on the importance, challenges, and limits to the creation of Underground Railroad projects. The conversation will be an excellent opportunity to share and compare experiences about the work that's being done respectively in and around the St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca and the Michigan Street Baptist Church of Buffalo.

Watch recording now. 


WUFO Rhythms of Love: Valentine's Day and the Power of Music

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Speaker: Sheila Brown

Join WUFO Radio on Valentines Day to explore the impact of radio and music on love. The first 25 women in the audience will receive a rose.

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The History of the Colored Musicians Club & Museum

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Speaker: Dr. George Scott

Delve into the history and significance of Local 533 and the Colored Musicians Club.

Watch recording now. 

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What are you reading Rev. Nash?

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Speakers: Sharon Holley with assistance from Charles Alamo from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. 

A glimpse into the book collection of Rev. Nash, including both local and national authors. 

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