Throwback Thursday: MLK Jr. in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY (CW23) – Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. visited Buffalo on November 9, 1967 and addressed a crowd of more than 2,500 people, speaking about the importance of integration.

It was the height of the civil right’s movement and the War in Vietnam was at the forefront of the public’s concern.

The State University of New York at Buffalo organized the event that took place at Kleinhan’s Music Hall, where MLK also condemned the LBJ administration for placing too much importance on the Vietnam war and not enough on the war on poverty here in the states.

Photos Courtesy of – University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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