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BP Adams to Host Black History Month Celebration

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 PM, for a free Black History Month celebration acknowledge the borough's local historymakers! This year's keynote speaker is Colvin W.
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Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 PM, for a free Black History Month celebration acknowledge the borough's local historymakers! 

This year's keynote speaker is Colvin W. Grannum, president and CEO of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. There will be dance, music, poetry, and a special recognition of some of Brooklyn's most esteemed lead influencers!

This year's awardees include:

  • Quardean Lewis-Allen (Brownsville), founder/executive director of creative service non-profit Made in Brownsville (MiB)
  • Sophie Harris (Coney Island), founder/executive director of Art's House Schools of Music, Dance & Fine Art
  • Jamie Hector (Crown Heights), actor and founder of inner-city youth theater organization "Moving Mountains" 
  • Catherine A. Green (East New York), founder/executive director of ARTs East New York (AENY)
  • Shirley Maye-Washington (East New York), retired executive director of Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (CBEDC)
  • Mary Bell-DownesM.Ed, BS, BA, RN (Flatbush), president of Kings County Hospital, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
  • Anaya Lee Williams (Mill Basin), nine-year-old published author of "The Day Mohan Found His Confidence" 

WHAT: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Presents "Black History Month 2016"

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street

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