A Change of Course: Taking Destiny in Their Own Hands
When the Freedom Schooner Amistad sailed into Buffalo Harbor, Western New Yorkers connected with the horrors of slavery and the value of freedom. Visitors boarding this re-creation of the slave ship La Amistad experienced the cramped quarters where Africans freed themselves from their chains, rose up against their oppressors, and changed the course of the ship and history. "A Change of Course" also shows how challenges of the 21st century are being met by African American Buffalo churches whose congregants are also taking destiny in their own hands. Multi-million dollar development projects are addressing the economic, social, and health needs of the community. Reported by WIVB-TV Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg and Mylous Hairston. Produced by Rich Newberg, Tom Vetter, Rich Ersing, Mylous Hairston. Executive Producer: Chris Musial. Aired on WIVB-TV: February 4, 2004.
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"A Change of Course: Taking Destiny in Their Own Hands." WIVB-TV Black History Specials. Monroe Fordham Regional History Center. Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State. https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/wivb-specials/3