Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will host a celebration in recognition of Black History Month on Thursday, February 26th at 5:00 p.m. in the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, located at 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola.
County Executive Mangano invites residents to attend as we celebrate the contributions of African Americans in Nassau County government by recognizing the accomplishments of Deputy County Executive Eric C. Naughton, Deputy County Executive Dr. Phillip E. Elliott, County Treasurer Beaumont Jefferson, Deputy Comptroller James Garner, and Judge Jerald S. Carter, Assistant District Attorney Dana Redway Boylan, NCPD Inspector Keechant Sewell, NCPD Sergeant Debbie Lewis, and Judge Andrea Phoenix. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Recognition Award will be presented to Former Deputy County Executive Robert Olden.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements of African Americans in United States history. Celebrations grew out of “Negro History Week,” created by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African-Americans. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2015 theme for African American History Month is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue
Ceremonial Chambers, 2nd Floor
Mineola, New York