A marker honoring Booker T. Washngton went up in Huntington Monday, honoring the educator and civil rights leader who once lived in Huntington.
The marker was placed outside Finley’s of Green Street, which sits on a lot where Washington had owned a house in 1914-15 as an investment property. He also had a summer home in Northport. Washington. who was born into slavery in 1856, died in 1915.
The ceremony to unveil the marker drew law enforcement officials, including Suffolk police commissioner Rodney K. Harrison, Suffolk sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. and District Attorney Ray Tierney, as well as town councilmen Dr. David Bennardo and Gene Cook, and Town Supervisor Ed Smyth, representatives of the South Huntington school district, and town historian Robert Hughes.| read more ››