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Charles Perkins

He was born in Akron, OH. He was accomplished in the area of Community. He later died on 10-20-1994.
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Charles Perkins was deputy director of the Erie County Community Action Organization and a longtime neighborhood organizer and activist in Hamlin Park. He was a native of Akron, Ohio, raised in Indiana and came to Buffalo to work for Interstate Trucking.

He began his involvement in 1966 as Community Action Organization's coordinator for the Masten District. He was instrumental in helping to expand neighborhood housing programs and worked for the Model Cities program. He helped to reform codes for Hamlin Park. He was also involved in the planning stages of the Metro Rail. He received numerous awards and citations for his work in the community.

Mr. Perkins was 72 years of age at the time of his death. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.