In the The Wall of Freedom on the outskirts of East Sid near the city came many things, including peace, humanity, acceptance and unimpeded freedom. When Martin Luther King comes the next day, this wall is reminiscent sleep that the strict humanitarian once shared with the world.
Unfortunately, the Wall of Freedom has seen better days, as concerns about its integrity, including exposed fixtures, lack of lighting and landscaping, excessive waste and safety concerns.
To address these concerns, The Michigan African Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC) and the East Garden Walk (ESGW) are hosting a series of ‘Freedom Stakeholder Meetings’. These two groups encourage community members and nearby residents to participate in virtual meetings in order to better understand and address the scope of the project and development. the public’s vision of the Liberty Cabinet’s street tape.
“The Freedom Wall depicts the symbols of a black society. It speaks as a piece of the history of the struggle and resilience of black society. This work of art is important. The surrounding streets should reflect this. ”- Wall Freedom Stakeholders
The community is invited to discuss landscaping ideas such as gardens and lighting. Extensive representation from community groups, local officials, original artists, and the organizations involved in its initial development is recommended.
The dates of the next stakeholder meetings are:
- January 21, 2021 16:30 via Zoom
- March 11, 2021 16:30 via Zoom
- April 8, 2021 16:30 via Zoom
Interested parties may register Here or in www.michiganstreetbuffalo.org/freedom-wall be added to the stakeholder meeting list and receive a Zoom invitation.
Learn more on the Freedom Wallby artists John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley and Edreys Wajed, c.Presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Initiative in partnership with the Niagara Border Transport Authority, 2017