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.