In the early 1920s, the city and its mayor, Francis X. Schwab, took a dramatic stand against a resurgent Ku Klux Klan that boasted thousands of local members.
From sensational murder trials to cultural disputes with the Seneca Indians, Buffalo attorney Jacek Wysocki chronicles the development of law and the legal profession on the Western New York frontier.
Snatched from time is the phrase David How used to refer to his taking of the life of Othello Church. It's also what the gallows did to How.
A police photographer for more than 40 years, Al Hauser lived by the motto "Have camera, will travel."
The stolen Ely S. Parker medals have been recovered but recent events beg the question: What will be done to stop future transgressions?
The Rev. J. Edward Nash House stands today as one of the few remaining landmarks of Buffalo's twentieth century significance in local and national history across racial lines. It was from this house that Rev. Nash, early in the twentieth century, led and helped to orchestrate some of the foremost civil rights causes of Buffalo and the nation.
Robert Jackson, a southern tier farm-boy and well-loved "country lawyer," went on to become an illustrious U.S. Supreme Court Justice and the lead prosecutor for the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.
Part II of the life and times of one of Buffalo's most honored heroes explores Donovan's pivotal roles as: founder of the OSS, Director of Intelligence under FDR, Nuremberg prosecutor and ambassador to Thailand.