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James B. Gaines

He later died on 10-1-1990.
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Mr. Gaines was the co-founder of the Buffalo African American Police Association. He was one of six African Americans to initiate a lawsuit to end discriminatory hiring practices in the Buffalo Police and Fire Departments. He served as head chairman of the Association. Mr. Gaines was 57 years of age at the time of his death on October 1, 1990. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.