Volume 78 - Number 39 / March 4 -10, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


In honor of Black History Month, Tuskegee Airmen and other prominent African-Americans spoke at La Salle Academy in the East Village last month. Above, from left, Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery, who was also a bodyguard for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; La Salle Academy President William Hambleton and New York State Supreme Court Justice Antonio Brandveen (La Salle ’65), who is also a first lieutenant in the Air Force. In appreciation of La Salle’s dedication in educating the underserved for 160 years, the Tuskegee Airmen have offered special scholarships for graduating La Salle seniors. A proclamation by Governor Paterson, declaring Wed., Feb. 11, “Black History Day at La Salle Academy,” was read to the student body by his regional representatives, Khari Edwards and Sandra Hawkins.

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