The first African American recipient of a Jesse Ketchum medal exemplifies what is possible when one perseveres.
We remember this pillar of Buffalo’s African American community with a series of personal recollections.
The Board of Women Directors at the Pan Am used their power and social standing to overtly claim public space for women and challenge traditional Victorian gender norms.
Ignoring the cries for human rights and basic human decency, President Millard Fillmore opted to support the Fugitive Slave Act in an attempt to prevent civil war and preserve the Union.
Sold like a draft animal in 1793, Chloe Cooley's horrific ordeal set into motion a series of events that would eventually result in the elimination of slavery in British North America.
Founded in 1859 by three German churches, Concordia Cemetery has served the changing East Side community ever since. Today, the stories of its “residents” continue to be preserved through a variety of efforts and events.
Finding a list of politicians in a stack of old documents led to a journey of both frustration and discovery.
Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.