Councilman King’s ‘Celebrating Our History’

(l-r) Jamaal Bailey, Office of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Vincent Middleton; Claudette Colvin; WBLS personality Dr. Bob Lee; Councilman King; Jerome Rice, Co-op City NAACP president and Jhaniya Smith at last Monday’s ‘Celebrating Our History’ event.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Andy King’s Office

In honor of Black History Month, Councilman Andy King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program recognized civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams during their annual ‘Celebrating Our History’ event held on Monday, February 1 at Evanders Childs High School. Receiving the ‘Celebrating Our History Award’, Colvin, now a Bronx resident, is known as ‘the Other Rosa Parks’ after being arrested nine months prior to Parks for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a Montgomery, AL bus. Brooklyn Borough President Adams was presented with the ‘Recognizing Real Leadership Award’ for his 30 years of civic service which included working as a NYC police officer, a state senator and coalition builder.

(Above, l-r) Jamaal Bailey, Office of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; Vincent Middleton; Claudette Colvin; WBLS personality Dr. Bob Lee; Councilman King; Jerome Rice, Co-op City NAACP president and Jhaniya Smith at last Monday’s ‘Celebrating Our History’ event.Photo courtesy of Councilman Andy King’s Office

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