City’s MLK celebration, delayed by snow, now set for Feb. 18
An annual Buffalo celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., postponed during a January snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall.
The event, organized by Buffalo’s Concerned Citizens Following the Dream Committee, will be held in the year marking the 90th anniversary of King’s birth.
Among the recipients of special awards for civic service will be Agnes Bain, executive director of the African-American Community Center.
Bessie Patterson, longtime chairwoman of the King remembrance, said Bain’s award will be one of several distributed to Western New Yorkers whose work honors King’s legacy, within a program featuring many musical performances.
Admission is free.
– Sean Kirst