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Wayne Action for Racial Equality


2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Featured in Finger Lakes Times

Use the link provided to access the Finger Lakes Times article.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Facebook Live!

For those who are unable to attend the celebration, you can watch live on Facebook.

2024 Timothy Barber Scholarship Application Information

Awarded to three graduating high school seniors who identify as Black or African-American and who are using their talents to ensure equal rights of all to achieve their potential.

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Please join W.A.R.E. and the Wayne County community in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Rural Women's Assembly Sponsorship Opportunity

Like WARE, Rural Migrant Ministries stands with women from all communities. Please consider helping rural women and their children attend this year's Women's Assembly event.

2023 Timothy Barber Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Coverage of the Gordon Granger Historical Marker Dedication

Photos and local news media links offer coverage of the Juneteenth Gordon Granger Historical Marker Dedication.

The Sodus and Williamson Underground Railroad Audio Visual Auto Tour Just Got Easier to Access

As part of The Black History Month in a Year Project, lawn signs can now guide your tour of Underground Railroad Stations and other related sites throughout Williamson, Sodus, and Sodus Point.

Wayne County Black Barbers

During the latter half of the 19th century, 64 Black barbers plied their trade in towns across Wayne County, many of them very active in social reform movements.

Black Civil War Veterans

Did you know that black men were not allowed to fight in the Civil War until after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863?

Austin Steward Black History

Austin Steward, a local 19th century anti-racist warrior, authored his memoir, Twenty Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman. Examples from the book are highlighted here.

Extraordinary Ordinary Lives: Part 2

Jim's article highlights the journey and struggles of the family of Betsy and Aaron Bristol, separated by slavery and courageously reunited following their freedom.

Extraordinary Ordinary Lives

Agnes (Aggie) Watkins is one of the extraordinary local Black women who resisted the evils of slavery by their fortitude, resilience and cunning.

W.A.R.E. Annual Report 2022

WARE president and vice president highlight the organization's work during 2022.

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Please join W.A.R.E and Wayne County Communities this Monday, January 16, for an annual day of celebration!

In Remembrance of Gustavo Guavara

Embrey recalls, first hand, how Gustavo advocated for Wayne County's Mexican community, assuring recognition of their humanity and fulfillment of their social, cultural, and spiritual needs.

Four New Books Added to the Newark Library W.A.R.E. Collection

Please see the latest additions to Newark Public Library's W.A.R.E collection.

W.A.R.E. Annual Officer Nominations

Please read the attached cover letter and complete the nomination form as directed.