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Michigan Street Baptist Church

511 Michigan Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14203

info@michiganstreetbaptistchuch.org

Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition

P.O. Box 730

Buffalo, NY 14205

info@bnfsc.org

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IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK , they’d tell tales

of Courage, Perseverance, and Sacrifice.

From escaped slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad

to activists laying the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement,

the MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

has hosted and witnessed countless heroes united by an

UNWAVERING PURSUIT OF PROGRESS.

Today, the next chapter of the church is being written—one that

uncovers its rightful place in America’s history. With your help,

we can restore the Michigan Street Baptist Church and preserve

its mission for generations to come.

“ THE MICHIGAN STREET

BAPTIST CHURCH

is the first Black church in the City of Buffalo

BUILT BY BLACKS,

owned by Blacks,

AND CONTINUALLY

WORSHIPPED BY BLACKS. ”

 

~ Bishop William Henderson

OUR MISSION

In 2001, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization called the BUFFALO NIAGARA FREEDOM STATION COALITION was formed with a focused mission: to preserve and promote the heritage of the Historic Michigan Street Baptist Church. The coalition is charged with the use and care of the property, planning and implementing its restoration, and conducting its educational and tourism activities.

The church was listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER of HISTORIC PLACES in 1974. Elevating the church’s status to the National Park Service’s National Historic Landmark program would open the door to future public funding.

Join This 
Endeavor
Visit the Michigan Street Baptist Church
Each tour starts in the Sanctuary and includes a detailed presentation about the timeline of the Church along with information about some its most distinguished members a...
Tour Registration - August
1 hr
$7
Sat

Help the Buffalo Niagara Freedom Station Coalition restore the historic Michigan Street Baptist Church today. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to make structural repairs to the church to ensure its’ existence next 160 years.