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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:39 am, Thu Mar 13, 2014.

Borough President Melinda Katz, second from left, and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, right, honored four individuals on Feb. 25 as part of Katz’s inaugural African American Heritage Month event at Borough Hall

Honorees included John Crow Alexander, left, host and producer of “Caribbean Classroom”; former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, who held the position for 12 years before Katz was elected last year; and Andre McKenzie, vice president for academic support services at St. John’s University.

John Watusi Branch, the late co-founder and executive director of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica, who passed away in December, was honored posthumously.

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