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5 Tips to Successfully Wear White After Labor Day!

When it comes to fashion, I've always done my own thing. But one fashion tip that has stayed with me is the "No White After Labor Day Rule." And I've always questioned this advice. Besides the fact that you might disappear in a pile of Buffalo snow, I don't have a problem with folks wearing white in the Winter. Check out these five ways to wear white after Labor Day. 

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W. E. B. DuBois — Buffalo Black History Minute

W. E. B. DuBois was an American sociologist, civil rights activist and university professor. He was born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Mass., and lived until 1963 at 95 years old. He was the first African American to earn a Ph. D. at Harvard University. DuBois also co-founded the NAACP, constantly relaying to other African Americans to reject Frederick Douglass’ idea of integration and instead brace their own heritage.

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Mary Morris Burnett Talbert, President of the NACW in 1916 — Buffalo Black History Minute

Mary Burnett Talbert was one of the most prominent African American activists of her time.  She was among the founders of the Niagara Movement and advocated for not only anti-racist movements but female suffrage and women’s rights as well.  She spoke on numerous lecture tours about the oppressive conditions that African-American communities faced and encouraged women of all colors to work together for equality.

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Rev. Jesse Nash — Buffalo Black History Minute

Jesse Nash was the pastor of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years and played an important role in the establishment of the Buffalo branch of the NAACP in 1915, as well as the Niagara Movement. He urged his congregation to strive for equal rights.  Nash played a significant role in establishing a community on Buffalo’s east side.

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Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition of 1901 — Black History Minute

The Pan-American Exposition of 1901 was a world’s fair that took place in Buffalo from May 1, 1901 to November 2, 1901.  At the Paris Exposition in 1900, activists and individuals such as W.E.B. DuBois contributed an entry for the United States, titled the “Negro Exhibit.” This exhibit displayed the life and achievements of the African American population in the years following their emancipation. Buffalo’s African American community in particular wanted to include the exhibit at the next world fair.

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