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Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was an ex-slave and founder of the Tuskegee Institute--the largest and best supported black college of the time.

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VIDEO: WBLK Talks With S.O.U.L Students

In honor of Black History Month, WBLK's DJ Supreme and DJ Ed-Nice paid a visit to Sweet Home High School to talk with members of the S.O.U.L organization.

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Niagara Movement: Du Bois and Washington Clash Over Beliefs

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a debate raged between African Americans who believed that they should temporarily accept inferior social and political status while building economic power, and those who believed that their political rights should be granted immediately.

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Free Soil Party: Thousands Gather in Buffalo for National Convention

On August 9, 1848, the Free Soil Party, an anti-slavery political party, held a national convention in Buffalo. It was attended by no less than twenty thousand men.

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DJ Supreme at McKinley Freshman Academy [VIDEO]

Earlier today, I got to hang out at McKinley Freshman Academy. They had a Black History Through Music program, explaining the impact of Africans on popular music. There were drummers, dancers and various other forms of music performed.

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Thousands Travel to Buffalo for Historic Convention

The National Liberty Party Convention was held in Buffalo on August 30 and 31, 1843.

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Oscar Micheaux Theatre — An Oral History

Former General Manager Paula Y. Kregg reflects on the history of The Oscar Micheaux Theatre and its impact on the black community of Buffalo.

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Negro Movement: Historicial Convention in Buffalo

The Negro Convention Movement in the 1840s brought African Americans from across the nation together in a number of cities to discuss issues. One of two significant conferences occurred in Buffalo in 1843: the National Conference of Colored Citizens.

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Underground Railroad: The Journey to Freedom

In the late 1800s, the Underground Railroad emerged as a grouping of secret routes and safe homes. Used by runaway slaves, they obtained their freedom by either escaping into Canada or living in a Northern State.

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Canisius College Celebrates Black History Month With Guest Speaker Hill Harper

This Thursday, myself and a number of my peers will participate in Canisius College's presentation of “We Can’t Wait,” an education, economic and health empowerment summit on Thursday, February 16, from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Dr. Bannon Discussion: WBLK Founder, ‘The Hound”

You love listening to WBLK and now’s your chance to learn more about the station you love!

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Joseph Hodge, First Resident of Buffalo

Joseph Hodge was born into slavery and died a successful business man.

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