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Councilman Ken Jones kicks off our series -highlighting the struggles and successes of Greenburgh residents who were trailblazers in the Civil Rights strugglesPlease share your stories!
Greenburgh Councilman Ken Jones kicks off our African American stories series of the struggles and successes of Greenburgh residents whose lives deserve to be remembered and celebrated. His aunt, Anna Bernard was the first African American to be admitted to the New York State Bar Association. She enrolled in law school at a time when African American students were not taken seriously or supported. She became the first African American to be appointed to the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. During her tenure enrollment of minorities went from 2% to 14%! A resident of Parkway Gardens, Anna Bernard also co-founded the Greenburgh Housing Authority.
Please continue to share your stories. Thank you Councilman Jones for sharing the story of your amazing Aunt.