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Afro-American history group to honor Freedom Wall artists

Historian Charles Campbell and the four Freedom Wall artists, John Baker, Julia Bottoms-Douglas, Chuck Tingley and Edrys Wajed, will be honored at the 41st family history dinner and annual meeting of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier at 6 p.m. May 3 in Emerson School of Hospitality, 86 W. Chippewa St.

The honorees will receive William Wells Brown Awards for supporting the preservation of African-American history. The President’s Award will be given to Georgia Burnett.

Michael Boston, an associate professor at SUNY Brockport, will be the featured speaker. Boston, who teaches in the Department of African and African American Studies, is author of an upcoming book, “Blacks in Niagara Falls, 1849 to 1985.”

Tickets for the dinner are available by sending $25 to AAHANF, P.O. Box 63, Buffalo, NY 14207.

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