AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's first black U.S. attorney general will deliver the University at Buffalo's Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration address.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to speak at the New York college Thursday evening.

Holder served under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015.

He currently leads a new alliance of Democrats looking to boost the party's chances of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts by helping Democrats win key statehouse races in time for the 2021 redistricting.

Holder's address on UB's north campus is scheduled for 8 p.m.