Local community activists have formally launched their petition drive to remove and replace a large bronze bust that has stood in Buffalo's Martin Luther King Park since 1983. They demand it be replaced by a sculpture that more accurately portrays the civil rights leader's likeness. But not everyone in the local African-American community wants to see the existing bust removed.
Three world leaders have called Western New York their home. The first two, the American presidents Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, are well known to people living in the region. The third is less celebrated here.