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Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Hannah Purdy, Editorial Assistant

February 28, 2015


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History had been made earlier this month when Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie of the Bronx secured the speakership of the New York State Assembly. Mr. Heastie is the first African American speaker of the chamber and is successor to long time speaker Sheldon Silver, who stepped down in the aftermath of federal...

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