MLK Celebration

Thomas O'Neil-White

Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy was celebrated in Buffalo over the weekend ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Saturday, community leaders re-dedicated a statue in the park bearing his name. Despite the celebrations, controversy over the statue has reigned since the day of its unveiling.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Local and state elected leaders and members of the African American community gathered downtown for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Buffalo Convention Center Monday. It marked the 27th year for the annual Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the New Hope Baptist Church. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley attended.