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  • Description: NAACP
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    • Leonard Cooke and family, Nyack, NY

    • Families; Portrait photographs;
    • Leonard Cooke was an energetic and enthusiastic Nyacker and was also a voice in the African-American community. He was chairman of the Board of Water Commissioners, served on the Nyack Housing Authority board, and was president of the local NAACP...
    • Walter Blount, Jr. Interview Part 01: Coming to Nyack, downtown, race relations

    • Firsts; Depressions; Segregation; Churches; Civil rights; Civil rights leaders; Business people; Educational facilities; Neighborhoods; Integration; Housing
    • Walter Blount, Jr. recounts how his parents came to Nyack and started a business, and provides commentary on race relations and urban renewal. Key Words: Nyack, St. George Hotel, Liberty Street, Depew Ave., Jackson Ave., Burd St., urban...
    • Part 09: Leonard Cook and Water Treatment Plan

    • Civic leaders; Waterworks;
    • Parkhurst begins with a quick story about William Myers and Anthony Meyers from the 19th century, who were leaders in the African-American community. The majority of this unit is about Leonard Cooke and his dealings with the water treatment plant,...
    • Nyack NAACP commemorates 75th anniversary

    • Organizations;
    • In April of 1984 the Nyack NAACP celebrated its Diamond Jubilee by honoring its past presidents. Pictures on the program cover were Walter Blount, Sr., founder of the Nyack branch of the organization; William Humphries, Sr.; Daniel Malloy; Rec. Dr....
    • Leonard Cooke in his middle years

    • Business people; Portrait photographs;
    • A portrait of Leonard Cooke, Rockland County civil rights icon, in his middle years. Leonard was born in Piermont and settled in Nyack, where he served on boards of the Water Commission, Nyack Hospital, and NAACP. A complete picture of this unusual...
    • Frances Pratt Oral History Interview

    • Nursing; Family; Social justice; Hats
    • Frances describes growing up in North Carolina and her plan to be a missionary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. When she couldn’t afford to stay in college she took a job in New York. She tells how that led to meeting her husband and the subsequent move...

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