Since February is African American History month, New York State Senator Jeff Klein’s annual breakfast this past Saturday was very timely with its Black History Month theme.
Senator Klein said the event “recognizes the incredible contributions of African-Americans in our community. The contributions of those honored today help shape our communities for the better and I am proud to have the opportunity to recognize them for their incredible efforts.”
State Senator Jeff Klein was joined by former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and a group of other local elected officials, African-American community leaders and nearly 300 constituents in celebrating Black History Month at the Bronx gathering.
The program included a keynote address from Bill Thompson, musical performances from the Reverend Nathaniel Tyler Lloyd Legacy Choir of Trinity Baptist Church and the presentation of awards to African-American community leaders for their work in the district and beyond.
“Whether it is working hand in hand with community leaders to empower minority candidates running for office or working to ensure that African-Americans have access to quality health care, schools and employment, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with and work for African-Americans in the Bronx and across New York to uplift all of our communities,” said Klein.