Three Area Residents Honored by Rockland County Legislature for Black History Month

The Rockland County Legislature celebrated Black History Month by honoring three area residents. The three honorees included Willie Worsley, a member of the first all-black starting basketball lineup in NCAA history that beat Kentucky for the 1966 NCAA championship, and he’s been a coach at Spring Valley High School for two decades; Dr. Travis Jackson, one of the students who was part of the famous 1942 school desegregation case in Hillburn; and Dr. Edmund Gordon, who published more than 200 articles and 18 books, and went on to design the Head Start Program for President Lyndon Johnson. In a Facebook post earlier this month, Congresswoman Nita Lowey also honored the role African-Americans have played in the nation’s history…

Audio: Nita Lowey

Worsley, Jackson and Gordon were all presented with a Distinguished Service Award, the Legislature’s highest citation.

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