Vibrant Lives. Vibrant Stories. 

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In honor of Black History month, we are launching a new series that focuses on the lives and stories of individuals who made the corridor home. During the month of February we will release a new story every week. Afterwards, this will become a monthly feature. Please feel free to email us suggestions on who we should include next. 

Many of the individuals featured this series have not be celebrated as they should. We hope this series inspires you to read more about the lives of these individuals on your own and foster continued scholarship into the lives of Buffalo's vibrant African-American history. If you have any additional information about any of the individuals featured, please share it with us. 

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Jesse W. Clipper
WWI Hero
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James Monroe Whitfield
19th Century Poet
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Frances Nash
First Lady of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church
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King Peterson
"First" Black Mayor of Buffalo
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Henry Moxley
African Vine Street Reformer
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Mrs. Detroit D Walker
First African American Head Nurses at Millard Fillmore Hospital
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Mary B. Talbert
Turn of the Century Reformer
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Ann Montgomery
Owner of The Little Harlem
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William Wells Brown
Freedom Seeker, Writer, & Activist
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Samuel Davis
Teacher, Pastor, Abolitionist 
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Bettie Spencer Davis
Teacher & Activist
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