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Senator Thompson Celebrates Black History Month. "Honoring our Professional African American Firefighters."

 

    For Immediate Release: Friday, February 19, 2010
    Contact:  Heather Zeisz |
    zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705


    Buffalo, NY-  New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), is joining with the Buffalo African American Committee to honor our professional African American Firefighters.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


    “Black history is filled with countless individuals that have fundamentally re-shaped the course of American history,” stated Thompson. “February is a time to observe and remember the history of black people in our society, but also remind ourselves of the continuing fight for social and economic justice”.
    Senator Thompson and the Buffalo African American Committee (BAAC) are teaming up to recognize and salute our professional African American firefighters for their commitment, dedication and sacrifices with a celebration of community love and support.  For ticket information, call (716)563-7363 as there are only a limited number of tickets available.  A portion of the proceeds will be deposited into a BAAC scholarship fund.  Catering for this event will be provided by The 2nd Cup along with a jazz ensemble from Beautiful Music.


    Who:  NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson
      Buffalo African American Committee
      Beautiful Music
      The 2nd Cup


    What:  Black History Month Celebration of African American Firefighters


    Where: Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street – Buffalo, NY


    When:  Saturday, February 27, 2010, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM



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