Senator Montgomery leads the Senate Democratic Conference tribute to Dr. Hazel Dukes, iconic civil rights activist and social justice warrior

Senator Velmanette Montgomery leads the Senate Democratic Conference tribute to Dr. Hazel Dukes, an iconic civil rights activist and social justice warrior.  Senator Brian Benjamin, Senator Kevin Parker, Conference Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Jamaal Bailey and Senator Timothy Kennedy shared personal memories and discussed the impact of Dr. Dukes's legacy. The New York State Senate's Legislative Resolution recognizes Dr. Dukes's lifelong commitment to empowering our communities and all New Yorkers as President of the NAACP New York State Conference.

To learn more about Dr. Hazel Dukes and NAACP Albany Advocacy Day, visit

https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/velmanette-montgomery/senator-montgomery-and-new-york-state-senate-honor-dr-0

https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/velmanette-montgomery/senator-montgomery-and-senate-democratic-conference-meet

To read the full New York State Senate Legislative Resolution honoring Dr. Hazel Dukes, visit https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2017/j4151

To learn more about the NAACP New York State Conference, visit https://www.nysnaacp.org