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Letter: Esmonde finally sets the wing record straight

Esmonde finally sets the wing record straight

Thanks to Donn Esmonde for the column on John Young and Wings and Things.

In the early 1960s, when we (African-Americans) left the Pine Grill, Bon Ton, Revloit, Plaidlocks, etc., we headed for John Young’s for that late night/early morning meal.

For those of us who still remember, it makes us shake our heads when the credit goes to someone else for originating this idea. It may seem a trifling matter in light of all the many formidable inventions, innovations and ideas originated by African-Americans but not credited to them (google “black inventors”).

But in Buffalo, it is one that we are forced to face on a daily basis due to the erroneous signage on the Anchor Bar. It is that very reason that I will eat chicken wings anywhere except there.

Martha M. Connor

Lackawanna

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