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Students in Dr. Secil Ertorer’s SOC 341 Race and Ethnicity class visited the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, a nationally and internationally recognized Buffalo neighborhood that serves as the focal point of residents’ and visitors’ experience for learning about Buffalo’s rich African American history.

Participants received a tour and heard authentic stories of the Michigan Street Baptist Church and WUFO Black Radio History Collective.  They also learned about the time periods of the Abolitionist movement, the Civil Rights movement, and several cultural and artistic renaissance periods celebrated by the heritage corridor. The class was joined by Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students.

Submitted by: Secil Ertorer, associate professor, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies