On February 10, 2017 the Town of North Hempstead held its Black History Month Celebration at the Yes We Can Community Center. The theme for this year's event was "African American Achievers in Art, Science and Education". On display were exhibits from the African American Museum featuring the Women of NASA and "African Genius". Also on display were exhibits from the first African American syndicated cartoonist Brumsic Brandon, Jr., and his daughter Barbara Brandon-Croft.
Councilwoman Russell is pictured with Joysetta Pierce, Director of the Nassau County African American Museum; Estefany Garay from the TONH Community Services Department, and Nassau County Legislator Seila Bynoe.
Pictured are Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County and New York State elected officials, and the honorees for this year's event.
North Hempstead's Councilwoman Viviana Russell, museum director Joysetta Pierce and Nassau County Legislator Seila Bynoe.
Councilwoman Russell is pictured with honoree Brumsic Brandon, III and his sisters Barbara Brandon-Croft and Linda Brandon.
Councilwoman Russell at the podium with Barbara Brandon-Croft as she speaks about the works of her father.
Elected officials leading the Pledge of Allegiance