Local history museums suspend executive directors, pledge more diversity, after featuring KKK-related content during Black History Month
The Suffolk County Historical Society and Southampton History Museum are suspending their executive directors and pledging to increase the diversity of their leadership after apologizing to members of the Black community for featuring Ku Klux Klan-related content on their websites during Black History Month.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Marcus Santana, who saved the life of an elderly woman Nov. 24, is the first recipient of the Sgt. Marcus L. Santana Special Recognition Award, presented to him yesterday by the Eastern Long Island Branch, NAACP.
Lawrence Street of Riverhead has been elected president of the NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch. He takes office in January, succeeding long time president Lucius Ware.