Hempstead march honors civil rights leaders

Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall and Hempstead School Board president Betty Cross along with state and federal officials honored civil rights leaders who participated as teenagers in the March Against Racism 51 years ago in Birmingham, Ala. Janice Kelsey and Gwendolyn Gamble, who still live in Birmingham, received standing ovations at an hourlong ceremony in Hempstead High School on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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