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.
The man who attempted to subdue President McKinley's assassin enjoyed both fame and obscurity as a result of his efforts at Buffalo's Pan American Exposition.
In the summer of 1843, Frederick Douglass spent ten days in Buffalo that would help define him as a leading voice of the abolitionist cause.
George Kennan's captivation with travel and Russia led him to expose the horrors of the exile system.
Royalton's Belva Lockwood was the first female to be admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and was later also the first full-fledged female candidate for president.
John E. Brent’s architectural contributions to Buffalo and the surrounding areas often went uncredited because of his race. Today historians are working on tracking down Brent’s projects and giving him the recognition he deserves.
In the late 1800s, crusaders in Chautauqua County led a movement by launching the state’s first county suffrage association, influencing public sentiment and hosting several highly attended pro-suffrage events.