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Buffalo Strong Conversations - 5/14: One Year Later, Jefferson 10 families reflect

Posted at 10:44 AM, May 11, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The mass shooting at the Tops Markets on Jefferson changed the East Buffalo community forever. But no one has felt the pain more than the families of the 10 people who were murdered that sunny Saturday afternoon.

As we approach one year since the massacre, 7 News sat down with family members of the Jefferson 10 - Garnell Whitfield, Pam Pritchett, Michelle Fryson, Ebony White and Wayne Jones – for a conversation about family, community, racism and more. You can watch our Buffalo Strong Conversations - 5/14: One Year Later with the families, moderated by 7 News Anchor and Reporter Taylor Epps in full in the video player above.

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7 News also sat down with community leaders in East Buffalo for an in-depth conversation about what has changed and what still needs to happen to move the city and country forward. The conversation features Francelle Parker and Dr. Kush Bardwaj from Open Buffalo, writer Nanette Massey, author and community leader Mark Talley, and Buffalo’s Poet Laureate Jillian Hanesworth. You can watch the full conversation in the video player above.

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