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Hempstead Town Black History Month program

Hempstead Town Hall Plaza is at 1 Washington

Hempstead Town Hall Plaza is at 1 Washington St. Credit: J.C. Cherubini, 2011

The Hempstead Town Board will observe African-American History Month during a special ceremony Tuesday that will honor the contributions of the black community to their neighborhoods and the town.

The free event titled “Embracing Our New Season” will be held at 3 p.m. at Town Hall, 1 Washington St. The public is invited to attend.

The program will include remarks from Rev. Sedgwick V. Easley, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Hempstead, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby.

Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick will accept the Rosa Parks Award in honor of his late brother-in-law Dale Anthony Edmonston, a longtime Long Island AIDS activist who died on New Year’s Day at age 48 after a long battle with the disease. Edmonston founded Dale House, an organization to provide food, clothing and shelter to those with the disease.

Hempstead Village resident Linda Michelle Baron, a motivational speaker, consultant, educator, author and performing artist, will receive the outstanding community service award.

Above: Hempstead Town Hall


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