Head, swirling around head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. It is heavily about Buffalo, NY since I spent the weekend there. I had no idea how prominent the town was in the underground railroad. So I guess the underground railroad has been swirling around my head.
I ran along the coast of Lake Erie which is the eleventh largest lake in the world (by surface area), and the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and the smallest by volume. It was breathtaking.
The Michigan Street Baptist ChurchThe building was erected in 1845 and became a legendary Underground Railroad station, providing sanctuary for hundreds of freedom seekers before they crossed the border to freedom in Canada. It was a central meeting place for abolitionists and anti-lynching activists. Over the years, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington each graced its sanctuary. I owe so much to those who came before me.
The Colored Musicians Club is the only remaining African American club of its kind in the United States. Currently, the Club is promoting historical research and the preservation of jazz in Buffalo.
Yet again, I have athlete’s foot. I do not understand how or why I keep getting it.