Freedom Wall, Metro's Cold Spring Station - Michigan Ave.
NFTA's Kim Minkel and James Morrell

Senator Tim Kennedy and Mayor Byron Brown joined leadership from the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC), the East Side Garden Walk (ESGW), and the NFTA on Friday to share renderings of what the future holds for the beautification project of Buffalo’s Freedom Wall.

The Freedom Wall, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street, is an important and moving mural that celebrates our nation’s historic and ongoing struggles for political and social equality. Never has this symbolic public artwork had more meaning for the Western New York Community in the wake of the tragedy that occurred on May 14, 2022.

The improvements, set to start this summer, include:

  • Reconstruction of the area between the concrete wall and street curbing
  • Installation of LED lighting to accent the wall portraits
  • Replacement of worn street curbing and improvement of sidewalk accessibility

We are excited about what's ahead! Stay tuned for updates.