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REMEMBER MAY 14th - STATEMENT

There is a Story to Tell



After a most horrific event, what emerged was a more caring community - a community that recognized that we live in a richly diverse city. A city that includes residents who make up a historically forgotten community that despite the ultimate tragedy, rose stronger to meet adversity together as a family.


The Buffalo community embraced the challenge to not only assist in filling the needs of so many, but also provided care to assist with the healing.


The healing continues. We continue to grow ever resilient as a community as we embrace the many cultural and ethnic differences that make our city great. The tragic events of 5/14 will forever serve as a chapter of our community's story, but this tragedy will not solely define us. Our story continues to be celebratory of all those who have preceded us and whose shoulders we stand upon today.


Terry Alford

Executive Director,

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission

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