A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."
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A chance find in a semi-related album yields some fascinating photos of a pioneering event in aviation history.
After fighting to preserve the Union in the American Civil War, hundreds of Irish immigrants were eager to win their homeland's freedom from the United Kingdom. Although the Fenian Brotherhood failed in its mission to capture Canada, the cross-border raids would have a lasting impact.
Well-known vaudeville star Jesse Clipper became the first African American soldier from Buffalo to succumb to injuries sustained in World War I.