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Mary Talbert: Advocate and Civil Rights Crusader

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Morris Burnett Talbert was an educator, women’s rights advocate and a civil rights crusader.

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Rev. Jesse Nash: Legendary Buffalo Minister

Rev. Nash, was pastor of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years, and was Mary B. Talbert’s minister. Nash was a dynamic leader who built a community on Buffalo’s east side.

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W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B Du Bois was born in Massachusetts and was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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Maya Angelou Why Black History Month Still Matters

I remember this time last year we had a conversation that took place on the Know Thyself Community Wednesday (that will return to the air soon by the way) as to the relevancy of Black History Month and the responses were quite interesting to say the least. Anyone who feels that African history in no longer important is completely out of their mind!

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Photo courtesy of The Westminister Community Charter School
Photo courtesy of The Westminister Community Charter School
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Black History: Buffalo School Production on Black Hair

In honor of Black History Month, The Westminster Community Charter School will be presenting, “Submerged in Perception Emerging in Truth: I Am Not My Hair,” Friday, February 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the school auditorium.

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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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Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Historical Society
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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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