above Legislator Baskin presents award to Senior Division Winner Pierson Cobb with a trophy
Legislator April Baskin announces the following teams and individuals as winners of her annual Buffalo Black History Bee and the Eva M. Doyle Black History Bee Trophy:
Junior Division Championship Family – Schwartz Family – Liam Schwartz (7th grade homeschooled)
Senior Division Championship Family – Cobb/Whyte Family – PiersonCobb (10th grade City Honors)
“This year’s event, while different in format, was still a tremendous success. I am so grateful to our special guest speaker, Dr. Eva Doyle, for her words of inspiration and her support, year after year,” said Legislator Baskin. ” Also, I wish to extend a special thanks to our partners and sponsors: the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier Inc., Buffalo History Museum, Say Yes Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools – Office of Parent and Family Engagement, Without the help of these organizations, this event would not have been possible.”
The judges from the Kappa Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. also donated their time and expertise. “This collaboration is a true testament to the rich and vibrant community we live in where Black history isn’t just preserved but celebrated,” stated Chairwoman Baskin.
Teams took part in a Zoom based competition which was live-streamed on Facebook for all to watch. This year, families were allowed to participate with contestants.
All families received a Bronze Metal and County Legislature certificate for participation; winning families received a gift basket from the Buffalo History Museum, a $50 gift certificate to a local Black owned restaurant, and the Eva Doyle Black History Bee Trophy.