Artistic input sought for archway to Michigan Street corridor

Buffalo’s intersection of Michigan Street and Broadway will soon be a place to welcome people to the city’s African American Heritage Corridor.

$300,000 of state and city funds have been allocated to build an iconic archway at the intersection.

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission Chair Karen Stanley Fleming led a forum of community members on Tuesday night to share opinions on what the design should entail.

“We want to treat whatever the next few months are as not just a building and construction project. We want it to really be a historic interpretation project. And interpreting themes of African-American history, interpreting themes of freedom, from abolition to civil rights to freedom for cultural and artistic expression,” said Fleming.

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