Williamsbridge NAACP Hosts Freedom Gala

(l-r) NAACP president Julian McDavid, Councilman Andy King, honoree Assemblyman Gjonaj, Kevin C. Riley representing House Speaker Carl Heastie, NAACP second vice president Shirley Fearon and honoree Senator Bailey.
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Williamsbridge Branch toasted several distinguished leaders at its 59th annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Gala on Friday, October 9 at Eastwood Manor Caterers.

This year’s exemplary honorees included Man of the Year Award recipient Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Public Service Award recipients Senator Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj; Business Award recipient Roy Abraham; Community Service Award recipients Eleanor Minor and Nneoma Ubozoh; Healthcare Recognition Award recipient Fritz Joseph; Education Award recipient Tyrone Leader and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Phyllis Booth.

The NAACP Williamsbridge Branch executive committee.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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