Rockland inducts 5 into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The honorees were chosen for their significant contributions to civil rights in Rockland. (3/6/14)

NYACK - Rockland County's Civil Rights Hall of Fame has inducted five new members.

The honorees came to the Nyack Seaport yesterday for the induction ceremony. Gloria and Arnold Botwinick, Wylene Branton Wood, Dr. Oscar Cohen, and Albert Holland Jr. (posthumously) were chosen for their significant contributions to the advancement of equality, diversity, human rights and civil rights in Rockland.

Branton Wood, a civil rights lawyer, tells News 12 she's thrilled to receive recognition for her work, especially with children. "This came about, I think, because of the work that I've done in the county educating children about things not generally taught in school, things about the history of the African diaspora," says Branton Wood.

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