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The Buffalo Criterion. (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1925-1973, January 22, 1972, Image 2

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Fug* 2 — Criterion S«t. Jim. E2-28, 1972 THE BUFFALO CRITEIOOH COMING A LONG WAY IN BANKING For ■ gtMt maif ye/m, from 1920 until tb* k.ideroli>m«t era in the mid-fifiiee, the bulk of the Negro bmOnees end residential area in Buffalo »-is in the boundary lines of North Division, Oak SL. Emilie St. and Broad- AHhm^ there wae another area in Bie f,old Spring section bounded by Laurel, Jaf- fcraon, Florida and Maatea Ave„ it wae not nearly ae deneely populated and very few to lE C iS T E R . ^%^OYOUCAH — These Are The Facts By MARK E O’RILEY workers with eight dropped from J6 same period, wo ---- school for mca-a) i»ai a gain of almost a th ■* he tdocaUon- ^as rapld- SANDERSVUXE, GA. ‘ ....... . al level of American workers has ikue ly in the last dozen years. The proper workers with ei years or less of dropped from 3 to 23 percent. . » . In ■ ■ ’ with four years of 1 from 44 to *7 p«ca rd. The other mdr 'er, that there re of grade school a ^ only five to seven ye parent of ; 45 years old on rips On Cor Cure nority people In this area In comparison. However. Uie first disruption of Negro and Chinese business came in the late ’20a when Vine Alky, Michigan and Wiliiam SU were redeveloped into widening of William St at these points west to EHicott St Thie ^ lOve east in ing* ;o the Jeftereon-WIL Ham section. For this reason, many of the rea- years identa and buaineaa people became ci»tnmera \'uVrouTd of the nearest bank—the WilHam-Mndiaon place some __ branHurfft. Uberty Bank, arvt many lead- JZ n f te^ lr .^t . era were of Uie opinion that this branch bank hrir.ir about these handled the largeet portion of black hank- daily preea did. Chaig^anfadRItj^gettef aon^rirth^ t Editor's Mail Quotations eomrt^. arntther bank, furiher east on Wil- WITH A m e a n ing g busineua started sometime in the ly ‘ v*fi»w urnimn advertisement in the minoritj labored very h>r^ haM >rk of Uie law, h e 1 1 > to ^a^fes, long b€f<»« the to also ^ “ nta^T? jEJSvapE looked at as if they could be hold-up men. It wasn't true then, when hold-ups were the farthest thing from a minority person’a mind-but It has become a far too often re- r ; S S “f 1! b ««, T m W Eiiw

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