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Black History Month
(L-R: Mount Vernon City Clerk George Brown, Board Vice-Chairman Lyndon Williams, Board Minority Leader James Maisano, Board Majority Leader Peter Harckham, Board Chairman Ken Jenkins, Worshipful Grand Master Reverend Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith, Legislator Alfreda Williams, Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Reginald Lafayette.
The City of Peekskill is turning its historic rotunda into an art gallery with a series of exhibits starting February 14. The first exhibit celebrates Black History Month with photographs, original artwork and printed graphics, all of which have a direct connection to African-American history.
The art displays are available for viewing during normal City Hall hours, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM and at other times when City Hall is open for meetings. The exhibits are being researched, designed and assembled by Peekskill-based Innovative Arts.
The City of Peekskill last night celebrated Black History Month by honoring two of its outstanding residents. The honorees included 94 year old Jessie Bolden, a pioneer in Peekskill civic and community service for 45 years.
Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers), Westchester County Board Vice-Chairman Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) and Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) were joined by their colleagues and local community stakeholders, clergy, business leaders and elected officials to celebrate their annual Black History & Heritage Month Celebration program last night during the business meeting. In proclaiming February as Black History & Heritage Month in Westchester County, the County Board of Legislators celebrated the outstanding contributions of Bla
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