To all my Buffalonians I strongly advise to visit this wonder of a wall.

location on The corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo. It's the northern entrance into the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor.

This wall has a total of 28 influential individuals that possibly encompass the national and local history of civil rights. The fight for social and economic justice in the United States is far from over, and the story and the struggle continues. These 28 people are what I like to call the pioneers of the civil rights movement.

The List follows:
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure)
Mama Charlene Caver Miller
William Wells Brown
King Peterson
Angela Davis
Bill Gaiter
Malcolm X
Alicia Garza
George K. Arthur
Al-Nisa Banks
W. E. B. Du Bois
Eva Doyle
Huey P. Newton
Shirley Chisholm
Frank Merriweather
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mary B. Talbert
Reverend J. Edward Nash, Sr.
Dr. Lydia T. Wright
Frederick Douglass
Dr. Monroe Fordham
Thurgood Marshall
Fannie Lou Hamer
Arthur O. Eve
Minnie Gillette
Marcus Garvey
Harriet Tubman

Historian Charles Campbell and the four Freedom Wall artists, John Baker, Julia Bottoms-Douglas, Chuck Tingley and Edrys Wajed, will be honored at the 41st family history dinner and annual meeting of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier at 6 p.m. May 3 in Emerson School of Hospitality, 86 W. Chippewa St.

The honorees will receive William Wells Brown Awards for supporting the preservation of African-American history. The President’s Award will be given to Georgia Burnett.

Tickets to this beautiful event are available by sending $25 to AAHANF, P.O. Box 63, Buffalo, NY 14207.

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