Erie County Legislator April N. M. Baskin To Host 2nd Annual Black History Bee 

Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April N.M. Baskin and historian Eva M. Doyle will be co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Buffalo Black History Bee in conjunction with East Community High School. The focus of this year’s event is the African Diaspora. Last year’s champions, Harvey Austin Middle School and the Buffalo Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts, will return to defend their championship title.

The trivia competition will take place on February 8, 2020. The championship round, which is open to the public, begins at 2 pm.

The competing schools are:

Senior Division (9-12 Grade) 

East Community High School

Lafayette International High 

Buffalo Academy for Visual 

and Performing Arts 

Burgard High School

Jack and Jill of America

 Junior Division (5-8 Grade) 

Hamlin Park Academy 

BUILD Academy   

D’Youville Porter Campus  

Harvey Austin Elementary 

King Center Charter School

The location is East Community High School at 820 Northampton St in Buffalo. The winners will receive a $250 grand prize along with the Eva M. Doyle Black History Trophy. Elected officials and community members are encouraged to attend and support our students as they compete. WBLK’s own Michelle Visa and Adri-V will be the hosts. For questions, please email Pedro in Legislator Baskin’s office at

(IN PHOTO ABOVE: Pictured with  Chairwoman Baskin – 5th from left- are last year’s champions from Buffalo Performing Arts Academy. Also pictured,  Charles Woody Brandy, Director of History for Buffalo Public Schools and former East Community High principal Daryl King.)