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.
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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.
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.
Crusading reporter A.J. Smitherman founded one of Buffalo’s first African-American newspapers and fought for equality, both in Oklahoma and right here in Western New York.