University at Buffalo's
Department of African American Studies
in cooperation with the 
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
an exhibition featuring the photography of 
Stephen Marc 
to celebrate 
The Niagara Movement: Black Protest Reborn (1905-2005)
Select materials related to 
The Niagara Movement
  • Declaration of Principles (1905)
  • Centennial proclamations by  state and local governments
  • Mary Burnett Talbert web links
  • Brief introduction to the Niagara Movement and short biography of Mary Burnett Talbert
  • Brief introduction to the Niagara Movement from The Reader's Companion to American History
  • Centennial of the Second meeting of the Niagara Movement (but the first on U.S. soil), at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia (1906-2006)
  • Call for Papers: The Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry
  •  W.E.B. DuBois and the Niagara Movement
  • Booker T. Washington and the Niagara Movement
  • The NAACP
  • Book: Strangers in the Land of Paradise: The Creation of an African American Community in Buffalo, New York, 1900-1940
  • The Voting Rights Act: Among the legacies of the Niagara Movement
  • Photographs of signs enforcing racial discrimination available at the Library of Congress website
  • Place: The Gallery, Buffalo Niagara International Airport (Pre-security Departure Level).
  • Date: September 30th to December 1st, 2005
  • Time: Regular airport hours.



    The exhibition consists of two parts:

    1. Photo montage by Stephen Marc. 

    Stephen Marc, photographer and art professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger College of Fine Arts, is recognized for his unique and powerful photographic montages that explore the African Diaspora.
    Click here to learn more about  his work.

    2.  "The Road to Freedom - The Niagara Movement"

    A multi-media exhibit about The Niagara Movement . Begun in 1905, it sought human rights,suffrage, education and jobs for African Americans;  it was the forerunner of the NAACP.

    Other sponsors of the exhibition: TBA

    NAACP Amenia Conference, Troutbeck, NY 1916
    Mary Burnett Talbert seated second row center; and 
    W. E. B. Du Bois standing 5th from left.
    photo: courtesy: NAACP Collection, Library of Congress


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