Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams proudly participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of the Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. The museum aims to, "...inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society."
Legislator Miller-Williams stated, "The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center illustrates our region’s integral role in the Underground Railroad, There are so many stories of heroism that need to be told. Stories of men and women who risked their lives helping others journey to freedom. I hope the resulting conversations will inspire our community to seek equality in our present day lives."
Legislator Miller-Williams was joined by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Assembly Member Crystal Peoples Stokes, Congressman Brian Higgins, and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on a much anticipated day.
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