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Niagara to host racial justice conference

LEWISTON – Niagara University will host a conference Fostering Racial and Social Justice Conference Friday and Saturday.

Among the 100 registrants for the two-day event are representatives from more than a dozen colleges and universities, as well as numerous community organizations, government officials and business leaders.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Martha Biondi, chair of the department of African-American studies and professor of African-American studies and history at Northwestern University.

Among the presenters will be U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate, as well as a trustee. Scott was the first African-American to preside over the federal bench in the Western District of New York.

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