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From Farm to Factory in Western New York — Buffalo Black History Minute

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.

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Booker T. Washington — Buffalo Black History Minute

Booker T. Washington was a popular spokesman and leader of the African American community. Washington was born in 1956 in Hale’s Ford, Va., and belonged to the last generation of African Americans to be born into slavery. He was extremely influential to both black and white parties, and his followers called him the “Tuskegee Machine.” His other accomplishments include writing 14 novels, including his autobiography Up From Slavery, and co-founding West Virginia State University. He died in 1915 at the age of 58.

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Buffalo’s First Resident Joseph Hodge — Buffalo Black History Minute

Joseph Hodge was the first non-Native American settler in the Buffalo area. After escaping slavery in the mid 1700s, Hodge married into the Seneca tribe. He and his wife operated a fur trading post, and he often worked as an interpreter.

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National Liberty Party’s First National Convention — Buffalo Black History Minute

The National Liberty Party was a minor political party founded in 1840, consisting of abolitionists who broke away from the American Anti-Slavery Society. They believed that the Constitution was an anti-slavery document and used the document to support their efforts. The National Liberty Party’s first national convention took place in Arcade, N.Y., on April 1, 1840.

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National Conventions of Colored Citizens — Black History Minute

The National Convention of Colored Citizens, one of the most significant conventions in abolition movements, began on August 15, 1843, in Buffalo. The Convention lasted four days, and its participants discussed their efforts to claim the rights of other American citizens. Perhaps the most notable of speeches was by Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, who radically encouraged slaves to strive for total emancipation.

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The Free Soil Party in Buffalo — Buffalo Black History

The Free Soil Party was a very short-lived political party, remaining active from 1848 until fully absorbing into the Republican Party in 1854. The FSP was formed in Buffalo at Lafayette Square (known then as Court House Park). Although short-lived, the party was groundbreaking for mainly consisting of anti-slavery members. After fusing with the Republican Party, anti-slavery Democrats also switched parties to help the cause. Martin Van Buren was the only politician of the Free Soil Party to be nominated for president, albeit unsuccessfully.

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Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles A Day To And From Work For The Past 10-Years [VIDEO]

His unique drive to never quit has ignited a flame in the hearts of many to help buy him a car. James Robertson of Detroit has been walking to work for the past 21-years after his 1998 Honda Accord broke down.

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Dog Has to Make the Most Difficult Choice Ever

Being a dog is all about choices.

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Stacey Dash Says Rape Victims Are “Bad Girls Who Like To Be Naughty” [VIDEO]

Stacey Dash is back at it again. This time she is giving her opinion on rape and its victims.

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Coach Pete Carroll Takes Responsibility for “THE DUMBEST DECISION EVER” In All Of Sports! [VIDEO]

There's NO ONE who is defending the most ridiculous and baffling call made by a Coach in the History of Sports across the board.  If you were watching this years Super Bowl game between the now World Champion New England Patriots & The Seattle Seahawks, you know what I'm talking about....

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Fan Reactions To Super Bowl 49 Final Play (***WARNING …PROFANITY***) [VIDEO]

How did you react to the Final Play in Super Bowl 49?  Well, here's how many reacted!!!!

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Idris VS Trey Songz #MCM Battle Of The Sexy [POLL]

British Actor Idris Elba has won every single battle of the sexy so far. This Man Crush Monday R&B superstar Trey Songz has a chance to take the title. Vote for your favorite here.

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