A Look at Black History in North Hempstead History
in North Hempstead
Immediate Release Contact: David Chauvin January 24, 2006 (516) 869-7794
Manhasset, NY – North Hempstead Town Clerk Michelle Schimel gives us a glimpse of the local story for Black History Month.
As part of their community outreach, the Office of the Town Clerk — working with Town Archivist Jack Binder and the Records Center — takes a look at black history in North Hempstead. Presentations in the Town Clerk’s Office and Town Hall trace the history of the black experience from colonial times to current legislative initiatives.
“Come see the documents that tell the story of black history in our area,” said Michelle Schimel. “You’ll see documentation of the AME Zion Church organized in Manhasset in 1820, photographs of the Roslyn Colored School accompanied by a comparison of 1899 teacher salaries, and the Quakers’ statements and actions on behalf of blacks in the late 1700s. “
North Hempstead Town Hall is located at 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset and the Town Clerk’s Office is located next door at 200 Plandome Road in Manhasset. For more information on the exhibit please call (516) 869-7646 or dial 311.
Caption: North Hempstead resident Fred Levi in the doorway of his bicycle shop in Westbury, c. 1915.