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.

To learn more about this legendary figure, check out the video below! This Black History Minute is brought to you by WBLK.

Contributed by Katherine Trautwein