Telling the Buffalo Story

Ring of Knowledge: Mainfloor, Central Library

The great American abolitionist, writer and orator Frederick Douglass once said, “Slavery is the great test question of our age and nation.”  Now, 400 years after African people were captured, enslaved and first transported to America, the repercussions of enslavement –- a systematic and institutionalized practice -- remain with us today.

The Ring of Knowledge exhibit Telling the Buffalo Story showcases the local stories of individuals and their efforts to grow and strengthen the community,  assist freedom seekers and work to secure civil rights for all people.