The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated exactly 50 years to the day on April 4, 1968, but relative to Buffalo, we were honored and Blessed to have had Dr. King deliver one of his eloquent and poignant speeches just 4 months after the Buffalo Riots of 1967 (according to Wikipedia) and just 5 months  before his untimely death.

According to Wikipedia, the speech was titled "The Future of Integration" and was delivered in front of a reported 2,500 persons and sponsored by the Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo.  One of the key messages in Dr. King's Speech was this:

"We are moving toward the day when we will judge a man by his character and ability instead of by the color of his skin."

Here's the Speech at Kleinhans in Buffalo on November 9, 1967:

Dr. King's Speech came not long after the Buffalo Riots of 1967.  According to Wikipedia, Buffalo's Riot of 1967 was only one of approx. 159 Race Riots across the United States ... the summer of '67 was known as The Long Hot Summer, according to Wikipedia.