In the late 19th century, many African Americans moved up North to create better lives.  Industrial cities such as Buffalo offered a great number of opportunities.  Here, they found better jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.

Especially during and after World War I, Buffalo presented the African American community with better prospects than the South had.

For more information about the transition from farm to factory, check out this Black History Minute below, brought to you by WBLK!

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Contributed by Katherine Trautwein