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>Science Museum, Juneteenth offer day of activities

The Buffalo Museum of Science and Juneteenth of Buffalo will present "Breathe Your Ancestors' Air," from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

The day will feature special activities and presentations from local organizations and artists, including:

Local poets from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and from 2:45 to 3:25 p.m; Colored Musicians Club from 2 to 2:45 p.m; Crusaders Drill Team from 3:25 to 4 p.m.; Krumpers from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.; Juneteenth children's activities from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Locust Street Art activities from noon to 4:30 p.m.

General admission is $7 per adult; $5 per child ages 3 to 18; $6 for senior citizens, ages 62 and older; $5 students with ID; $5 military with ID. Half of admission proceeds will benefit Juneteenth Festival. For more information, call 852-4562 or 896-5200, Ext. 343.

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>Celebrated rights figure to address conference

Ruby Bridges, of New Orleans, was just 6 years old when she became the first African-American to desegregate a public school on Nov. 14, 1960, surrounded by armed federal marshals.

Nearly 50 years after that historic trip to school, Bridges will be the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Friday during the seventh annual African and African American History and Diversity Conference in McKinley High School, 1500 Elmwood Ave.

Bridges, who was escorted past a throng of angry protesters into William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, has been referred to as the youngest foot soldier of the civil rights movement. Her experience was immortalized in a Norman Rockwell painting that also appeared on the cover of Look magazine in 1964.

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>Enterprise Charter School holds library grand opening

Enterprise Charter School, 275 Oak St., held a grand opening of a new school library Tuesday.

Project Flight and the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation provided $2,500 in grant money to purchase books. AmeriCorps Builds Lives Through Education was instrumental in planning the new facility.

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>Conference will discuss impact of AIDS, HIV

A conference on the impact of AIDS and HIV on Buffalo's black community will begin at 6 p.m. March 6 in Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave.

The Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Buffalo will sponsor the conference in observance of the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, said the Rev. William Gillison, Mount Olive pastor.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Pastor Matthew Brown of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ. The event will feature informational exhibits and health screening, including HIV testing provided by GROUP Ministries.

Preregistration is required, and information can be obtained by calling Donna Chapman at 832-2088 or e-mailing wnynblca@yahoo.com.

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