In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20th, we highlight our Prominent Visitors to Buffalo digital collection and two U.B. events in particular.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Buffalo, New York on November 9, 1967. His visit and speech, entitled “The Future of Integration” was sponsored by the U.B. Student Association and Graduate Student Association and held at Kleinhans Music Hall. The collection includes audio of the speech, photographs, and coverage from the UB Spectrum student newspaper.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy attended the Buffalo Model City Conference held in the Buffalo City Hall on January 20, 1967. After the conference, Senator Kennedy met with University at Buffalo President Martin M. Meyerson in the President’s Hayes Hall Office to discuss the role of the University in education and urban affairs, the problems of the poor, and student involvement in community action programs.
The Prominent Visitors to Buffalo digital collection chronicles many of the politicians, authors, musicians, and activists that visited Buffalo as well as the University of Buffalo. Documentation from the University Archives includes photographs, coverage of events from the UB Spectrum student newspaper, and related ephemera. Additional visitors and content are regularly added to the collection.