Ceremony honors the lives of African-Americans, past and present
The Round Table discussion at the Eighth Annual Black History Month Celebration, presented by Elmont Online and Highlighting Success, Inc., drew attention to a significant topic: Economic Development in Elmont. Moderated by Scott Cushing, a member of the 2011 Black History Month Committee, the discussion spanned Elmont’s potential, its progress to date, and the community’s challenges.
As in past years, the second half of the celebration, “A Collaboration of Song and Spoken Word,” included the presentations of the Seventh Senate District Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards and the prestigious Dr. Carter G. Woodson Award, presented this year to Dr. Marsha Darling, professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the African, Black and Caribbean Studies Program at Adelphi University. The celebration featured music and dance, as well as poignant and thought-provoking recitations.