On Thursday, February 18, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the celebration of Black History Month 2010 to honor community leaders in recognition of their valuable contributions to the residents of The Bronx and the city.
This year’s honorees were: George Gresham, President of SEIU 1199; Dean Meminger, reporter for NY 1 News; and Elizabeth Posse, Esq., Attorney at Law.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire borough to come together and celebrate the many accomplishments of prominent African-Americans from the Bronx. Black History Month gives us the chance to educate our youth about the heroes of the past, those who fought for freedom and equality, and at the same time it gives us the opportunity to honor those who keep fighting to build a better future,” said Borough President Diaz.
The event featured special video presentations, “African Americans and American Politics,” courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and “The Bronx African American Experience,” courtesy of the Bronx Historical Society, along with a performance by the inspirational voices of the Greater Faith Temple Ensemble and a special dance performance by the Millennium Dance Company.