This first-of-its-kind monument was unveiled in
Buffalo this September.
One of the most influential newspaper men in 19th Century America had connections right here in Western New York.
Well-known vaudeville star Jesse Clipper became the first African American soldier from Buffalo to succumb to injuries sustained in World War I.
The first African American recipient of a Jesse Ketchum medal exemplifies what is possible when one perseveres.
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.