Frederick Douglass' 1851 tour of Allegany County provides some unique insights into the philosophy and tactics of this iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
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Finding a list of politicians in a stack of old documents led to a journey of both frustration and discovery.
As the General Conference got underway in 1860, a growing rift within the Methodist faith, over issues of slavery and paid seating, resulted in the creation of Free Methodism right here in Western New York.
Traditional, yet progressive, the sister of “Grant’s Indian” left a lasting impact on both the Victorian and Native societies she touched.
The widely-accepted story of W.E.B. DuBois’ venue choice for the inaugural meeting of the Niagara Movement cites racial discrimination as the cause. Recent research by local scholars, however, suggests that this was not the case at all.