Black History Month Program remembers activist, Evelyn Morris King

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Universal Temple of the Arts remembered the contributions of activist Evelyn Morris King, during a Black History Month program, Saturday in West Brighton.

The program, themed “Young, Gifted and Black,” also highlighted African-American Island young people who are making strides as burgeoning musicians and performers.

King, was a  proud descendant of slaves who rose to become an educator, a champion of civil rights, community activist and keeper of Staten Island’s rich store of black history.  

Councilwoman Debi Rose said: “I’ve known Mrs. King ever since I can remember. She was always the neighborhood teacher, sort of like a community mother.  She always took the time to talk to young people. She was very proud of her family history and was the first…

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