BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three of the four anchors at the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor have reopened. This hasn’t been possible until now because of the coronavirus pandemic. The anchors include the Michigan Street Baptist Church, The Nash House, and the WUFO Black Radio History Collective.
“With the social justice movement and the idea of social consciousness, a number of people have been looking at spaces like this to learn about the history and the heritage of the cultural significance and impact that African Americans have made to the city of Buffalo," says Terry Alford, African American Heritage Corridor Commission executive director.
The Baptist Church is a significant reminder of social justice.
“It was the central place where social justice champions from around the globe met to talk about such things as equal rights,” explains Alford.
The Nash House was the place where Reverend Nash resided.
“When Reverend Nash retired to his home, he entertained a host of such iconic figures such as Mary Talbert," says Alford.
The Wufo Black Radio History Collective is a location where artifacts and historical materials are shown. This just begins to describe the anchors and the rich history in them.
The cultural anchors will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. You are encouraged to pre-register at MichiganStreetBuffalo.org.