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The Collaborative Work of Public School Students and Professional Architects at CEPA

A teaching and learning program in the public schools by volunteer professional architects has kids working on design projects from construction paper arrangements of basic geometrical forms to planned remakes of their own neighborhoods—including concept essays, drawings, and three-dimensional tabletop models—to space explorer habitat modules. Finished work products are on display on four floors of galleries at CEPA, in the Market Arcade building.

Benedict J. Fernandez's Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Buffalo Center for Art and Technology

In August 1963 I went out for football. After a few weeks of early morning practices in the swamp-like heat of a southern Maryland summer, I managed to strain my lower back so badly I couldn’t sit down for the pain. My high school honor society had chartered a bus to go hear Dr. King speak at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, some 60 miles away. We academic-track types were becoming concerned about civil rights, though the county we lived in was so complacently segregated that racial tension had to be piped in from up north. My friends were going but I couldn’t manage bouncing up and down on a school bus for two hours with my aching tailbone, so I stayed home, missing that most memorable day in the lives of my generation.

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