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3/20/2011 - Councilwoman Viviana Russell honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

In honor of Women’s History Month, Lakeview Zone Leader H. Scottie Coads and the Lakeview Democratic Club came together to host a Women’s History Month program.  This year, homage was paid to the “spirit of the Civil Rights Movement” as she was called, Fannie Lou Hamer.  Born Fannie Lou Townsend in 1917, the primary goal set out by Fannie was to win the right to vote for African Americans in the South.  Coining the phrase “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” Fannie did nothing short of sacrificing herself in order to have her people granted there their rightful liberties.  This notable Woman in American History, though losing her fight to breast cancer in 1977, laid a path for women to come and encouraged, through her life, the relentless pursuit for justice.  In her honor, esteemed women including Councilwoman Viviana Russell, TOH Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Lakeview realtor Idella Harris, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, Huntington Town Councilwoman Glenda Jackson and Jacqueline A. Gordon were awarded.  This celebratory event took place on Sunday March 20, 2011 at Harold Walker Park in Lakeview.  




Pictured L to Rt: Hon. H. Scottie Coads; Hon. Glenda Jackson, Councilwoman Town of Huntington; Hon. CArolyn McCarthy, Congresswoman 4th C.D.; Idella Harris; Hon. Dorothy Goosby, Councilwoman Town of Hempstead; Hon. Viviana Russell, Councilwoman Town of North Hempstead.