BUFFALO, N.Y. — A pioneer in the city of Buffalo's legal community has died. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that Barbara Merriweather Sims died.

Some of Merriweather Sims accomplishments include:

  • First African American woman to graduate from UB Law School
  • First African American woman to serve as Erie County Assistant District Attorney
  • First African American Buffalo City Court Judge

No word on funeral arrangements at this time.