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As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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The Civil Writes Project

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.

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Upcoming Civil Writes Project Events

Past Civil Writes Project Events

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More Resources for the Civil Writes Project

“The Future of Integration”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech from 1968, in which he addressed the state of racial inequality in our nation, the progress made since the time of slavery, and the progress still needed to solve the issue.

National Civil Rights Museum

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

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.

THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT is generously supported by:

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Field of Interest Fund
managed by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo