NAACP New York Branch Honors Sen. Stavisky’s contributions to the citizens of New York State
The New York Branch of the NAACP honored Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky at a December awards gala at the New York Hilton.
The organization praised the Senator’s community contributions. She was one of three honorees, which included Norman Hill, president emeritus of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and John Samuelsen, president of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union.
“We consider it an honor to show our appreciation in recognition of your many contributions to the cause of freedom and human dignity and your efforts in fostering the cause of the citizens of New York State,” said Dr. Annie B. Martin, president of the New York Branch of the NAACP.
“I appreciate this recognition because my husband, Leonard, had a Ph.D. in history. He taught African American history and published extensively on the topic of skilled labor before the Civil War,” Sen. Stavisky said. “I am flattered that the NAACP would choose me for this honor. I work hard every day on behalf of New Yorkers so that we may all live in dignity, harmony and to the best of our abilities.”