Seventeen African-Americans in the Buffalo area will receive awards Friday during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Awards Dinner.
The Erie County Chapter of the SCLC will hold its dinner in the New Golden Nugget restaurant, 2046 Fillmore Ave.
Recipients of awards and their categories are: Sabrina Robin Baines, Youth Award; Bettye M. Blackman, Education Award; Anthony M. Brown, Dorothy J. Gray-Collier, Maurice Garner, Oswaldo Mestre, James Peterson, Gus Pratchett, Atheria V. Ware and Mary Jackson, Community Service Awards; Charles A. Chapman, Business Award; Walter H. Chattman, Corrections Award; Robert T. Coles, Architect Award, Blondine Harvin, Business Award; Jerry Livingston, Music Award; Lois Lynch, Religious Service Award; and Queen E. McGhee, Health Services Award.