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The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission received a $250,000 boost, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday.

The funding was authorized last September through the Western New York Economic Development Fund, which is underwritten by the New York Power Authority.

“This corridor honors the city’s rich African-American culture, and by attracting visitors to the area it will also help create jobs and new opportunities for the city’s residents,” Cuomo said.

The corridor includes the Michigan Street Baptist Church, the Rev. Jesse E. Nash House Museum, Colored Musicians Club Museum and Langston Hughes Institute.