THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of interconnected programs emphasizing inspiring positive change through writing.
During the Fall of 2017, numerous community events took place throughout Erie County, culminating in Toni Morrison’s sold out appearance at Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series on November 9, 2017—exactly 50 years to the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic speech at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Buffalo is at a pivotal moment in its history, benefiting from an exciting renaissance even as the city grapples with persistent racial disparities, gentrification, and educational inequality.
Fifty years ago, Dr. King dared to imagine a future free of segregation. Now, let us come together through literature as we imagine the next fifty years.
One of the nation’s premier heritage and cultural museums celebrated #MLK50 in 2018, continuing their mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.
The King Center envisions a world where global brotherhood and sisterhood are not a dream, but the state of humankind—creating a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.