Papers of K.l. Buford
K.L. Buford succeeded William E. Carson as pastor of Butler Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church on July 22, 1956. Buford took the appointment in Tuskegee after leaving a similar appointment at Martin Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Los Angeles, California. Buford’s distinguished career includes his work with the Tuskegee Civic Association (TCA) and was one of the first two African Americans elected to public office in the state of Alabama since Reconstruction. Buford also was chosen “Minister of the Year” at the 56th Annual Convention of the NAACP (1965) in Denver, Colorado.