Buffalo Hotels and the Niagara Movement: New Evidence Refutes an Old Legend

Buffalo Hotels and the Niagara Movement

The widely-accepted story of W.E.B. DuBois’ venue choice for the inaugural meeting of the Niagara Movement cites racial discrimination as the cause. Recent research by local scholars, however, suggests that this was not the case after all.

Originally published in Western New York Heritage Magazine, vol. 13, no. 4, Winter 2011.

Published by Cynthia Van Ness

Librarian, author, webmaster. BuffaloResearch.com is an on-my-own-time project, reflecting my own views and idiosyncracies.

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