Everyone is invited to attend a presentation on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium to see Marcella Griffin, Buffalo State graduate student in nonprofit administration, and Heather Gring, Burchfield Penney archivist, present Griffin’s current project.
Griffin has been working on organizing and archiving material from the Challenger Community News. The Challenger Community News is a Buffalo paper with a focus on the African American community, and was founded by Former Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve, Calvin Kimbrough, and John Moore in 1963, an especially significant year in the Civil Rights Movement. 2018 is the Challenger’s 55th year in print, and it is the largest circulating Black newspaper outside of New York City, with a wide readership stretching from Buffalo to Rochester to Syracuse.
Griffin will give an overview of her project, titled, “Improving Cultural Access: Exploring the Challenger Community News Archive” and speak about the cultural impact of the Challenger Community News in her presentation on Thursday.