Press-Release

Senior Councilwoman Goosby to Lead Celebration of African-American History; Town Will Honor Local Leaders, Mark 150th Anniversary of 15th Amendment

Published On: 2020-02-07 13:00:00

Hempstead Town Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby is inviting all residents to attend the town’s African-American History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Hempstead Town Hall. Senior Councilwoman Goosby will recognize local African Americans who have made a difference in their communities, while also marking the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. The Senior Councilwoman will also commend African-American employees of the Town of Hempstead who have achieved 25 years of service.

“The theme of this year’s event is ‘African Americans and the Vote,’ during which we will pay tribute to the struggles of our ancestors and celebrate how far we have come as a people,” stated Senior Councilwoman Goosby. “The Town of Hempstead invites all neighbors to join us at this great cultural program, which will include a historical retrospective, guest speakers and musical entertainment.”

“Senior Councilwoman Goosby is a true leader in the African-American community and a role model for all of us in the Town of Hempstead,” added Supervisor Don Clavin. “I am proud to partner with her as we honor other local African-American leaders who are making a difference in our community.”

The town will also be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which granted African-American men the right to vote. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women obtained voting rights.

The Town of Hempstead African-American History Month Celebration will feature an educational exhibit in the lobby at Hempstead Town Hall, the presentation of Community Service and Rosa Parks Awards, and inspirational remarks offered by Rev. Dr. Rashad Moore of the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights.

The event begins at 4PM on February 27th at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion at Hempstead Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead).

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