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Buffalo Black Achievers Museum opens to the public

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 05:46:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For 48 years, Black Achievers Inc. has commemorated black achievers in the Western New York area for their accomplishments. And now, all recipients will be showcased year-round.

“So many people see black history month in February, but black history should be celebrated every day of the year,” President and CEO of Black Achievers Inc. Herbert L. Bellamy Jr. said.

On Wednesday, members of the Black Achievers Inc. were joined by officials on Jefferson Avenue to celebrate the opening of The Buffalo Black Achievers Museum.

“You know this will be an amazing education resource for this community," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said. "It will be source of information for our children and it will attract tourist from all across the country.”

At the museum, visitors can pull up any achiever from years past and learn a little more about them and Bellamy Jr. hopes this museum inspires the next generation of black achievers.

“Well it's important for us to know what others are doing," Bellamy Jr said. "We need to showcase the ones that are doing well and show the young people they can move forward and do well as well.”

The Buffalo Black Achievers Museum is open Monday-Friday by appointment only.