FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019
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Supervisor Bosworth, Council Member Russell Invite Residents to Celebrate Black History Month
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell, and the Town Board will once again host a celebration in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 7 at 5:45 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury.
The theme of this year’s event is “Migration” celebrating African American migration to the Town of North Hempstead. The event will feature a special screening of the Town-produced historic documentary titled Defining Moments: the Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead. Several people in the film tell their personal stories of how they migrated from the South to Long Island and more specifically, to the Town of North Hempstead for a better quality of life. The documentary was funded by a grant from the National Park Service (NPS) and directed by NHTV Studio Director Alan Ginsberg. The film provides a wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how the soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement changed the word for the better, many of them living right here in North Hempstead
The event will also include refreshments and live music and performances by the community. In addition, Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board will be honoring the residents featured in the documentary.
The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury. For more information please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.