Hazel Dukes (96508)

Activist and NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel N. Dukes turned 90 on March 17. The longtime local leader has built a legacy of fighting for civil rights spanning decades and continues to improve conditions for the Black community.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., Dukes moved to New York in 1955 becoming a community organizer in Nassau County. She is a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee and well as an active member of various NAACP board sub-committees.

Along with her dedicated work with the NAACP, Dukes is a former President of the Metro-Manhattan Links Chapter, in 2010 was appointed the National Links NGO Representative and is a former trustee of the State University of New York and Stillman College. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, INC. Dukes is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Northern Manhattan Alumnae Chapter.

We open up the AmNews Archives of Dukes’ work through the years.













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  1. This is great information from a long time ago until now. The article let people know what Ms HAZEL DUKE DID TO BE WHERE SHE BELONG. YOU MUST PUT THE WORK IN TO GET ACCOLATES OUT..BLESSINGS COME FIRST.

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