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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Legislator Davis Commemorates Martin Luther King Day at Hempstead Village March

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(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Scott M. Davis (D – Rockville Centre) joined with community leaders and government colleagues on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Village of Hempstead’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Reflection march through Hempstead Village and ceremony at Hofstra University. 

Legislator Davis was joined at the event by New York State Senator Kevin Thomas; Hempstead Village Mayor Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.; Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Daniels; and Village Trustees Clariona Griffith, Kevin D. Boone, and Noah Burroughs. 

The ceremony featured keynote speaker Pastor-elect Curtis Brown of the Rising Star Baptist Church and a panel discussion focused on Dr. King’s legacy in the Mack Student Center. The event also honored the family of New York City surgeon Dr. Emil Naclerio, who saved Dr. King’s life in 1958 after he was stabbed in the chest while signing copies of his first book.

“Through his fearless efforts to eradicate injustice and racism from our society, Dr. King established a model for the pursuit of a more equal and inclusive society that is followed to this day,” Legislator Davis said. “It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this great tradition in Hempstead Village that celebrates the life and legacy of a singular civil rights pioneer in the history of our nation.” 

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PHOTO CREDITS – Office of Legislator Scott M. Davis


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