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Michigan Street Baptist Church: how Buffalonians helped slaves escape to Canada

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jun 14, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Juneteenth is celebrating the freeing of the last slaves in the United States and we are taking a look back at the ties Western New York has to those times.

Specifically in the African-American Heritage corridor which is marked by the Michigan Street Baptist Church.

It played a pivotal role in the freeing of slaves along the underground railroad.

Vice President of the Buffalo Juneteenth Celebration Jomo Akono walks Madison Carter through the forthcoming corridor with more on the history and role of the church.