The New York State Newspaper Project.
The full content is available in the Winter 1997 Issue.
Commissioned for the opening of the new Courier-Express Building in 1930, the mural painted by Charles Bigelow and Ernest Davenport is a significant piece of Buffalo's rich journalistic and artistic history.
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.
One of the area’s unsung architectural gems, the Courier-Express Building once housed the region’s largest newspaper and remains a beautiful example of Art Deco design in Buffalo.