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Black Histories Matter: Community Archaeological Digs at the Historic Michigan Street Baptist Church

Buffalo Rising, September 2, 2021


Sometimes, the best way to uncover the history of a city, is to quite literally dig. At least, that’s what members of the Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition (BNFSC) are planning to do. The organization, which owns the Michigan Street Baptist Church, will be hosting community archeological digs in partnership with the University at Buffalo’s Archaeological Survey Department of Anthropology and the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor in order to find clues that will help to tell the story of what life was like in the 19th century for an African-American Baptist congregation.

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