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To: Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen
Stop the Liquor Store in the African American Heritage Corridor
The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, an indispensable stop on the Underground Railroad, is sacred land to the African American community. We do not want a liquor store at 485 Michigan Street in the heart of our sacred land. The Heritage Corridor contains the Michigan Street Baptist Church, the Nash House Museum, the Colored Musicians Club and the Archway recently created to commemorate and memorialize African American history and the struggle for freedom and equality. We do not want a liquor store at 485 Michigan Street and we demand the project be rejected.
Why is this important?
Sign this petition today. Tell Common Council President Darius Pridgen and the Buffalo Common Council to stop this project. Runaway slaves found refuge and escaped to freedom here. Harlem Renaissance musicians, poets, authors and civil rights leaders like Marcus Garvey and Frederick Douglass were inspired to come here. Rev. Nash helped bring the Urban League and the NAACP here. Right here along the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor history was and continues to be made. We do not want a liquor store in this sacred space.