When the King Came to Buffalo: the 1967 Kleinhans address by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive)
When Dr. King visited Buffalo on November 9, 1967, most of the local African American clergy refused to meet with him because of their concerns with his controversial views and fears for their safety. Dr. Peraza’s talk will highlight the historical significance of Dr.King’s visit to Buffalo. Why was he invited? What was going on nationally and locally? What was his agenda… what was said in his speech, and how is it relevant today?
Dr. Steve Peraza is an Assistant Professor, Department of History and Social Studies Education SUNY-Buffalo State.