2003-03-08 / Community

Women’s Industrial League Celebrates Black History Month

Women’s Industrial League Celebrates Black History Month


Guest Speaker Dr. Samuel M. MurrayGuest Speaker Dr. Samuel M. Murray

The Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. presented its annual black history program on Satur-day, February 15. The program opened with the singing of the Negro National Anthem. Josie Dennis, President Emeritus, delivered a recitation entitled "The Negro Mother," by Langston Hu-ghes. Their trustee Chairperson, Nell C. Terrell, introduced their guest speaker Dr. Samuel M. Murray. Dr. Murray is an educator, author and publisher. He has retired from the New York City Fire Department. Dr. Murray has taught at William Paterson College in New Jersey and at Nyack College in New York. His autobiography, Samuel: In Search of The American Dream," is a book about success against great odds. The Women’s Industrial League Presi-dent Flora Jenkins, and the Execu-tive Secretary Mae E. Thomas, offer-ed closing remarks. Allison Ome-siete, youth member, sang the Civil Rights anthem, "We Shall Over-come." This was followed by a soul food dinner. Pictured: first row (left to right) Josie Dennis, President Emer-itus; Mary McKay; Florine Jenkins, President; Cleo Wright, chaplain; Eunice Martin, member; second row (left to right): Estelle Early, trustee; Edith Peterson; Mae E. Thomas; Executive Secretary; Nell C. Terrell, trustee chairperson; Dr. Samuel M. Murray, educator/author; Frances Shackelford, treasurer; Cynthia Hol-sey, member; Alberta Hunter, member.


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