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Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Virtual Tour & Writing Workshop (04.17.2021)


Teaching Artists:
Annette Daniels Taylor & Saladin Allah
See the description below for more information about the Teaching Artist

Saturday, April 17, 2021

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center highlights the extraordinary results that can be achieved when ordinary people stand against oppression. Rooted in stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, the Heritage Center’s live, virtual tours spark conversation and offer a space to consider the relationship between race, human rights, and freedom. After a 45-minute virtual tour led by Saladin Allah, join teaching artist Annette Daniels Taylor for a 45-minute thematic writing session.

Please note the following workshop requirements:

  • Limit one ticket per purchase.
  • Any tickets purchased at the member price require a current Just Buffalo membership.

If you’d like to participate but there’s a financial barrier, scholarships are available! Email info@justbuffalo.org.

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About the Teaching Artists

Annette Daniels Taylor is an award-winning author, playwright, poet, and artist-filmmaker. Her debut YA novel, Dreams on Fire (October 2018) with West 44 books, is an poetic urban teenage journey written in verse. The author of two poetry chapbooks, Street Pharmacist and Hush now, Annette’s work explores identity, class, memory, place, and public history. Daniels Taylor is a New York State Public Humanities fellow.
Saladin Allah - Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Saladin Allah is the third-great grandson of underground railroad Freedom Seeker Josiah Henson, whom Harriet Beecher Stowe used as the primary narrative for her famous 19th-century novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He brings this personal history and a passion for youth education to his work as a Visitor Experience Specialist. He is the founder of the Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters, A.S.I.A., A.S.I.A. TV, Atlantis Build Talk Radio, and Quanaah Publishing.
Additional Information
Register for This Workshop

General $30, Members $25