On Tuesday evening Mayor Byron W. Brown paid special tribute to honor the late George K. Arthur, one of Buffalo’s most prominent leaders and a major figure in the City’s African American community. Brown directed the dome atop Buffalo City Hall to be lit white overnight in Arthur’s honor and called on the Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team (LIT) to also light their structures in the local icon’s memory.
Additionally, for the first time in City of Buffalo history, Mayor Brown directed every light to be illuminated in each window of Buffalo City Hall, in honor of Mr. Arthur’s lasting, positive impact on our community. The date was selected to honor the former Common Council President because Tuesday January 5, marked the first Common Council meeting of 2021.
Brown stated, “George K. Arthur was a beacon of hope to the City of Buffalo, which is why this first- of-its-kind tribute is a fitting memorial. He fought for equity, opportunity and fairness every day of his life, and the City of Buffalo is a better place because of his efforts. We must ensure that future generations never forget George K. Arthur’s legacy. He is yet another example of how the actions of one person can be a spark to ignite positive change in our community.”
(photo above from Mayor Brown Instagram Page)