Town of Hempstead Honors Dedicated Individuals at African-American History Celebration

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and the entire Town Board today hosted Hempstead Town’s annual African-American History Month Celebration in the Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion at Town Hall in Hempstead. The theme of the 2012 celebration was “Embracing Our New Season.”

“Hempstead Town was pleased to have Rev. Sedgwick V. Easley, the pastor at Union Baptist Church in Hempstead, as the keynote speaker for the event,” said Goosby. “Reverend Easley provided an inspirational and empowering speech.”

The program also included entertainment and musical selections. The Town of Hempstead African-American History Month Planning Committee paid tribute to Dr. Lindamichellebaron of Hempstead, Joe H. Niblett of Freeport and six Town of Hempstead employees for their 25 years of service to residents of America’s largest township. The late Dale Anthony Edmonston, an AIDS activist, was posthumously honored with the Rosa Parks Award.

“I am delighted that many residents of the Town of Hempstead joined together to reflect upon and appreciate all the contributions that African-Americans have made to this country,” Supervisor Murray concluded. “African-Americans have left an indelible and profoundly positive imprint on all facets of our community and nation, from spiritual enrichment, the sciences and culture to education and politics.”