Rome NAACP awards PEF, council leader A. Philip Randolph award
BY KATE MOSTACCIO
At the 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner Oct. 5, the Rome branch of the NAACP presented Sametta Shaw-Lipiec and the New York State Public Employees Federation with the A. Philip Randolph Freedom Fund Award.
Shaw-Lipiec, a physical therapy assistant 2 at Central New York Developmental, is council leader of Division 189.
The award’s namesake, A. Philip Randolph, a renowned labor leader, conceptualized the famous March on Washington with Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.
The keynote speaker at the dinner was former New York Gov. David Paterson. Also in attendance was Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon.
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