FREE TO THE PUBLIC: Brown v. Board in Buffalo A 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Historic DeLaine Waring AME Church

This program is free and open to the public.
Registration is requested but not required.

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 2-6pm

DeLaine Waring AME Church | 680 Swan Street | Buffalo, NY 14210

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required.

Educational Program · Free Food from Sylver’s Place · Music by Vibrant Strings · Minority Business Vendors Fair

Presented by DeLaine Waring AME Church, the Minority Bar AssociationNew York State Unified Court System Eighth Judicial DistrictSay Yes Buffalo, the UB Law Alumni Association‘s Social Justice and Racial Equity Committee, and the Bar Association of Erie County’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee

May 17, 2024 marks 70 years since the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision from the US Supreme Court, which found that “separate but equal” racial segregation was unconstitutional, setting up the eventual integration of schools and other public spaces.

The Rev. J.A. DeLaine, a school principal and activist instrumental in the case Briggs v. Elliott, which was combined with other cases into Brown v. Board, fled South Carolina after his home was attacked and burned. He came to Buffalo, founding the African Methodist Episcopal congregation which bears his name, as well as that of Judge J. Waties Waring, who guided Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP to take these cases to the Supreme Court.

For this anniversary, we reflect on the legacy of these cases and their impact in Buffalo and beyond, hearing directly from congregants who attended segregated schools in Western New York, celebrating our civil rights pioneers and those who continue to work to make education accessible to all.

Thank you to our Small Business Fair sponsor:

Thank you to our program sponsors:

Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys | Business Litigation


Thank you to Tiveron Law for their generous donation!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please contact the CLE department for more information!

The event is finished.


May 17 2024


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Delaine Waring AME Church
680 Swan St. Buffalo, NY 14210

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